Jim Crow and Me: Stories from My Life As a Civil Rights Lawyer

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-30
  • Publisher: John F Blair Pub
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Seay's memoir takes a different tack from most civil rights legal autobiographies: in a series of compact, powerful vignettes, he reveals dramatic courtroom moments; the complex personalities of segregation's victims, heroes, and oppressors; and the emotional highs and lows of using the law to seek justice where it too often had been an empty promise.In crisp, often elegant prose, Seay paints pictures of a Southern way of life that thankfully has been dismantled, with much of the dismantling by his own hands.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. XI
Prefacep. XIV
Introductionp. XVII
Inspiration for the Battlefield
The Whale I Did Not Seep. 5
Miss Arter's Pledge of Allegiancep. 8
Jim Crow's Privileges
Passing the Barp. 11
They Must Have Been Brothersp. 14
Biding Time at The Elitep. 21
Bye Bye Blackbirdp. 23
The Color of Conveniencep. 29
Liberty and Justice For Those Who Got the Guts To Grab It
Saving PeeWeep. 33
Facing Fearp. 40
A Promise Keptp. 45
I Cried Real Tearsp. 48
A Widow's Mightp. 54
Fools Profit from Their Own Mistakesp. 57
Fearless Freedom Fighters
The Turkey Bone Warriorsp. 63
Cottonreader and the Chinaberry Treep. 69
Bert & Dan ... and the Ku Klux Klanp. 74
The Other Side of the Battlep. 79
Freedom Riders and a Slow Deliveryp. 82
Marengo Countyp. 89
All In the Family
What's In a Name?p. 101
Plowing with Pridep. 104
Never a Mumbling Wordp. 108
Flute Lipsp. 110
The Lake Housep. 116
Judging the Journey
Reputationp. 123
Tolerated Injusticep. 129
Notesp. 134
Indexp. 148
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