Barrier-Breaking Life And Legal Career Of Eunice Hunton Carter
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.
- Marilyn Greenwald, Ohio University journalism professor emerita, co-author, "Eunice Hunton Carter, A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice"
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