The Godmother

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The Godmother


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In the 1930s, Lucky Luciano, one of American history’s most notorious mobsters, was finally taken down by a rookie prosecutor. Eunice Carter was one of the first Black Women ever to become a prosecutor in America. She operated from the heart of the Harlem Renaissance to navigate the corrupt world of downtown Manhattan politics, and a deeply racist and sexist pre-civil rights American society. But her pioneering role in what became known as the “trial of the century” has been forgotten by popular history. Hers is the story of a writer, social worker, mother, teacher, sister, socialite, political candidate, community...

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Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Jan 18, 2024

"there’s a far more intriguing story in the background: that of lawyer Eunice Carter. Described as “the spark that started the fire”, it’s about time Carter, the first Black woman to act as prosecutor in America, got her props."

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