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Barrier-Breaking Life And Legal Career Of Eunice Hunton Carter

 Eunice Hunton Carter on the cover of a new book Eunice Hunton Carter: A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice written by Marilyn Greenwald and Yun Li.
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Eunice Hunton Carter on the cover of a new book Eunice Hunton Carter: A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice written by Marilyn Greenwald and Yun Li.

The trial of mob boss Lucky Luciano in the summer of 1936 lasted a month, and 68 prosecution witnesses took the stand under tight security. But only a few were willing to implicate him.

The legal team assembled by Special Prosecutor Thomas Dewey was white and male -- except for Eunice Hunton Carter, a Black attorney who established the critical link between prostitution and the mob that won a conviction.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, a new book chronicles Eunice Hunton Carter’s barrier-breaking life and legal career.

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