- helpful votes
- The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster
- By: Stephen L. Carter
- Narrated by: Karen Chilton
- Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
Stephen L. Carter delves into his past and retrieves the inspiring story of his grandmother’s life. She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s - and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected 20 lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male.
A Moving Biography
- By Jean on 10-31-18
Amazing story of truth and struggle
This story was well written and detailed! I learned so much about African Americans who helped establish the future Leadership!