Book Discussion: Invisible, by Stephen L. Carter

Tuesday, December 17, 2019: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join the LA Law Library book discussion group as we conclude our year of Women and the Law with the true story of Eunice Hunton Carter, the grandmother of Yale Law Professor and bestselling author, Stephen L. Carter. She was black, a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves - as unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the New York City of the 1930s. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him clean up the city's underworld, she was the only member of the team who was not a white male. Without the strategy that she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful mob boss in history, would not have been convicted. Complicating her rise in the legal profession was her difficult relationship with her younger brother, Alphaeus, an avowed Communist who – together with his friend Dashiell Hammett – went to prison during the McCarthy era.

Moving, haunting, and as fast-paced as a novel, Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster, tells the true story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of her time, but never accepted defeat.

Presented by: Katie O'Laughlin, Managing Librarian, LA Law Library

Registration fee: FREE
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