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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.

This episode originally aired on August 31, 2021.

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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