Touched with Fire: Morris B. Abram and the Battle against Racial and Religious Discrimination by David E. Lowe
English | December 1st, 2019 | ISBN: 1640120963 | 320 pages | EPUB | 2.51 MB
Morris B. Abram (1918–2000) emerged from humble origins in a rural South Georgia town to become one of the leading civil rights lawyers in the United States during the 1950s. While unmasking the Ku Klux Klan and serving as a key intermediary for the release of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from prison on the eve of the 1960 presidential election, Abram carried out a successful fourteen-year battle to end the discriminatory voting system in his home state, which had entrenched racial segregation. The result was the historic "one man, one vote" ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1963.