Join us for North Cobb Regional Library’s new African-American Book Discussion series as we read books that feature note-worthy African-Americans in history one month and we enhance the book by inviting current community leaders to lecture about the book prior to the book discussion.
All are invited to hear a lecture from City of South Fulton public defender Viveca Powell on Eunice Carter and black women who have served as pioneers in the legal system. Ms. Powell has been featured in many media organizations that highlighted her work as part of the City of South Fulton Courthouse team that is headed by all black women.
Eunice Carter was a black woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the 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 twenty lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male…
For more information please call North Cobb Regional Library 770-801-5320
African-American Book Discussion & Lecture Series @ North Cobb Regional Library