A fascinating glimpse of the Civil Rights movement as it unfolded in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in the early 60s, told by an idealistic young lawyer from Boston, inspired by JFK and RFK to dedicate several years of his life to work on United States v. Lynd: the first trial that resulted in the conviction of a southern registrar for contempt of court. The case was a model for other legal challenges to voter discrimination in the South and was an important influence in shaping the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The story, however, unfolds like Grisham, and the participants are depicted with warmth and vivid detail. A great read!
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