Bus Ride to Justice: Changing the System by the System, the Life and Works of Fred Gray

ISBN-10: 1588382869

ISBN-13: 9781588382863

Edition: 2012

Authors: Fred D. Gray
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Description: First published in 1995, Bus Ride to Justice, the best-selling autobiography by acclaimed civil rights attorney Fred D. Gray, appears now in a newly revised edition that updates Gray's remarkable career of "destroying everything segregated that I could find." Of particular interest will be the details Gray reveals for the first time about Rosa Parks's 1955 arrest. Gray was the young lawyer for Parks and also Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Improvement Association, which organized the 382-day Montgomery Bus Boycott after Parks's arrest. As the last survivor of that inner circle, Gray speaks about the strategic reasons Parks was presented as a demure, random victim of Jim Crow policies when in reality she was a committed, strong-willed activist who was willing to be arrested so there could be a test case to challenge segregation laws. Gray's remarkable career also includes landmark civil rights cases in voting rights, education, housing, employment, law enforcement, jury selection, and more. He is widely considered one of the most successful civil rights attorneys of the twentieth century and his cases are studied in law schools around the world. In addition he was an ordained Church of Christ minister and was one of the first blacks elected to the Alabama legislature in the modern era. Initially denied entrance to Alabama's segregated law school, he eventually became the first black president of the Alabama bar association. This volume also includes new photographs not found in the previous edition.

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John F Blair Pub
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface to the Revised Edition
Foreword to the 1995 Edition
Acknowledgments to the 1995 Edition
Introduction to the 1995 Edition
The Making of a Lawyer
The Bus Protest Begins
The City's Get-Tough Policy
Black Justice, White Law
State of Alabama v. NAACP
Seeking the Ballot and Other Rights
George Wallace Assisted Me
Dr. King's Most Serious Charge
Times v. Sullivan: The New Law of Libel
Sit-ins, Freedom Rides, Freedom Walks
'With All Deliberate Speed'
Selma Once More
A Selection of Photographs
Denial and Dilution of Voting Rights
Fred Gray, the Politician
Fred Gray, the Preacher
The Family
A University That Should Not Have Been
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
The Judgeship That Was Not To Be
Post-'Judgeship'
My Challenge to Young Lawyers
Vestiges of Discrimination
Four Who Affected My Legal Career
The Many Faces of Power
Epilogue to the 1995 Edition
Epilogue to the Revised Edition
Table of Cases
Appendices
Index
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