Do you know who Eunice Hunton Carter is? Read about her groundbreaking career in this fascinating book written by her grandson, Yale Law School professor and author Stephen L Carter.
INVISIBLE The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster
By Stephen L. Carter
Illustrated. 364 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30.
“It is the curse of historians … to judge the past by the norms of the present.” Stephen L. Carter has good reason to make this blunt judgment early in his latest book, which is devoted to his grandmother Eunice Hunton Carter. Her privileged life and her career as a prosecutor constitute a more complicated narrative than the one contemporary readers may expect of an African-American woman who lived during the first half of the 20th century. Read more HERE or check the book out from the Hartford Public Library.