Lawyer, Activist, Judge: Fighting for Civil and Voting Rights in Mississippi and Illinois by The Hon. Martha A. Mills (Ret.) is the autobiography of Martha Mills, an attorney in the turbulent 1960’s era who spent time working to further justice in Mississippi and Illinois for those that were not treated equally under the law.
In the forward to this new book, Justice Michael B. Hyman notes, “In 1967, Martha Mills left the sedate offices of a Wall Street law firm, where she made history as its first woman attorney, and joined the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She was sent to Mississippi and made history again by confronting the injustices of racism in hundreds of cases involving civil and voting rights, social and economic rights, and constitutional rights. In these pages, she shares her compelling and fascinating story of those years and the years that followed in Cairo, Illinois.”
Check this new book out at the Texas Tech Law Library’s Collaborative Commons’ “New Book Display” (KF373 .M5318 A3 2015)