Join us to hear Ohio University Professor Emerita of Journalism, Marilyn Greenwald, talk about the fascinating Eunice Hunton Carter. Ms. Carter was a social justice and civil rights trailblazer and the only Black woman prosecutor in the trial of the century—the 1936 trial that convicted the notorious gangster "Lucky" Luciano. Charles "Lucky" Luciano was an Italian-born American mobster best known for engineering the structure of modern organized crime in the United States.
The trial of mob boss "Lucky" Luciano in the summer of 1936 lasted a month, and 68 prosecution witnesses took the stand under tight security. Special Prosecutor Thomas Dewey assembled an all white, all male legal team-- except for Black attorney Eunice Hunton Carter. Ms. Carter established the critical link between prostitution and the mob that won a conviction.
In addition to Eunice Carter Hunton: A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice, Ms. Greenwald’s publications include Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Pioneering Broadcaster Covers the Cold War, and A Woman of the Times: Journalism, Feminism and the Career of Charlotte Curtis.
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