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Author Van Meter, Matthew, author.

Title Deep delta justice : a Black teen, his lawyer, and their groundbreaking battle for civil rights in the South / Matthew Van Meter.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.


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Edition First edition.
Description viii, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-275) and index.
Contents Prologue: Down the road -- A dirty storm -- The boss -- What is ours -- Contact -- Going to war -- Determination and unity -- Dire straits -- Cruelty -- Klantown, USA -- The case for the prosecution -- The case for the defense -- Investigation -- Trouble -- No error of law -- The chief engineer -- Bailing out -- Where is your law? -- Absent and unrepresented -- The fruits of benevolence -- Losing everything -- Having a field day -- Flambeaux -- Suppression -- The facts of this case -- If it ain't true, it oughta be -- First and foremost -- Workhorse -- Profound judgment -- Tranquility -- A clean storm -- Epilogue -- Afterword.
Summary "In 1966 in a small town in Louisiana, a 19-year-old black man named Gary Duncan pulled his car off the road to stop a fight. Duncan was arrested a few minutes later for the crime of putting his hand on the arm of a white child. Rather than accepting his fate, Duncan found Richard Sobol, a brilliant, 29-year-old lawyer from New York who was the only white attorney at "the most radical law firm" in New Orleans. Against them stood one of the most powerful white supremacists in the South, a man called simply "The Judge." In this powerful work of character-driven history, journalist Matthew Van Meter vividly brings alive how a seemingly minor incident brought massive, systemic change to the criminal justice system. Using first-person interviews, in-depth research and a deep knowledge of the law, Van Meter shows how Gary Duncan's insistence on seeking justice empowered generations of defendants-disproportionately poor and black-to demand fair trials. Duncan v. Louisiana changed American law, but first it changed the lives of those who litigated it"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Duncan, Gary.
Sobol, Richard B.
Perez, Leander, 1891-1969.
African American youth -- Civil rights -- Louisiana.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Louisiana.
Civil rights -- Louisiana.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Louisiana.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
LAW / Civil Rights.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination.
African Americans -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00799575
Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00862627
Discrimination in criminal justice administration. (OCoLC)fst00895034
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Louisiana. (OCoLC)fst01207035
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780316435031 (hardcover)
0316435031 (hardcover)
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