Trailblazing African American civil rights attorney Dovey Johnson Roundtree recounts her inspiring life story. Dovey Roundtree passed away in 2018 at the age of 104. Though her achievements were significant and influential, she remains largely unknown to the American public. Mighty Justice corrects the historical record.
... powerful ... Eloquent and captivating, [Roundtree's] book weaves personal memories with history’s scope ... Roundtree’s tone is candid and engaging ... Humble, reflective, and triumphant, the text details a life of determination, sacrifice, hope, and unending love of knowledge. Mighty Justice is an inspiring and intense memoir by an extraordinary woman and mentor who deserves a high profile in American history.
Throughout, Roundtree relates her triumphs and personal tragedies with an honesty and optimism borne of the religious faith that inspired her to add ordination as a minister to her long list of attainments. Readers will find her dogged certainty in the inevitable triumph of justice in times of social upheaval both timely and inspiring ... This superb work should ensure that Roundtree receives the recognition she richly deserves.
In this apparent golden age of memoir, some stories shine brighter than others. Mighty Justice is one lucent example of the brighter variety ... the product of McCabe's decade-long collaboration with Roundtree, who died in 2018 at age 104, no doubt convinced that her work wasn't done. The awe-eliciting Mighty Justice makes an airtight case that Roundtree accomplished more than enough.