Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Daniel Arts Center - McConnell Theater
Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster, from bestselling author and Professor of Law Stephen L. Carter recounts the inspiring story of Carter’s grandmother--Eunice Hunton Carter--a black woman prosecutor whose legal strategy led to the conviction of Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history.
As part of the Book One Curriculum at Bard College at Simon's Rock, all incoming students will read Invisible over the summer. Then, at this lecture, they will have the opportunity to gather with Carter and the Simon's Rock community to share in a lively discussion of the text.
The New York Times Book Review describes the work as “not only a personal restoration project; it’s the reclamation of a key figure in recent American history… Carter has revived his grandmother’s voice when we most need it, and with utmost urgency.”
About the Author:
Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell professor of Law at Yale Law School and the author of 15 nonfiction books and six novels, including The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama, God’s Name in Vain: The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics, and The Emperor of Ocean Park, which spent 11 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Professor Carter is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School. He served as a law clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall at the United States Supreme Court, and earlier for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson, III, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is a fellow of several learned societies and a life member of the American Law Institute.
This event is free and open to the public.