Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights
by Lawrence Goldstone | Read by James Shippy
Scholastic Audiobooks 2020
Following the Civil War, ratification of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments was intended to guarantee civil rights to formerly enslaved people. It quickly became apparent, however, that many states were scheming to systematically erode these rights. Ironically, the justice system was the most effective instrument to dismantle African American rights.
I reviewed Stolen Justice for AudioFile Magazine several months ago, but because of current events, I'll post a link here now. You can read the entire review on the AudioFile Magazine website, but I will summarize and say,
If this audio book doesn't offend your sense of justice, you're not listening hard enough.
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