A More Noble Cause: A.P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana : a Personal Biography

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LSU Press, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 293 pages
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Throughout the decades-long legal battle to end segregation, discrimination, and disfranchisement, attorney Alexander Pierre Tureaud was one of the most influential figures in Louisiana's courts. "A More Noble Cause," is both the powerful story of one man's life-long battle for racial justice and the very personal biography of a black professional and his family in Jim Crow era Louisiana.


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2Of Creole Heritage
3Educating Alex
4Southern Exodus
5Preparing for a Legal Career
6Return to New Orleans
7Meeting Lucille
8Growing Community Involvement
9The War Years
14The Politician
15Desegregation Battles after Brown
16Enforcing Browns Mandate in New Orleans Grade Schools
17Catholics and Desegregation
18More to the Desegregation Mandate
19Reconstructing Public Education
20More Direct Action
21Courts Are the Way

10NAACP Lawyer
11Law and Fatherhood
12Separate but Equal Strengthened in the Face of Desegregation
13Desegregation of Primary and Secondary Schools
22Race against Time

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About the author (2011)

Rachel L. Emanuel, Director of Communications and Development Support at Southern University Law Center, is the writer and producer of the documentaries Journey for Justice: The A. P. Tureaud Story and Taking a Seat for Justice: The 1960 Baton Rouge Sit-Ins.

Alexander P. Tureaud, Jr., is an educational consultant, retired school administrator, artist, and public speaker.

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