If you are looking for books dealing with human rights, check out those that have been reviewed on this homepage. Our main post with an overview of books and movies were reviewed for human rights day 2016 will be published later. At the moment, enjoy the Rabid Reader’s Book List for Human Rights Day 2016 and make sure to visit this site later.
Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism by Mark Curriden & Leroy Phillips
Genre: nonfiction, human rights, political science, African-American studies
In 1906, a white woman was brutally raped in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ed Johnson, a black man, was working at his restaurant job when the attack happened but was arrested and charged with the crime. When his lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution and that stay was granted, local folks, led by officials, took the law into their own hands. In a history-changing move, the lynch mob faced federal legal repercussions. Ed Johnson cleared of the rape charges 100 years later. You can read the review of a “Contempt of Court” here.
R.H.R.: A wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who despises judgmental spirit murderers. A people-loving introvert. A long-winded quiet person. A spontaneity-loving planner. An over-analyzing over-thinker with good intentions. A storyteller who pours everything I have, everything I see, everything I feel—good, bad, ugly, and beautiful—into all that I write.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1482731517″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51IWeCSLjTL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]Looking for La La author Ellie Campbell–also known as sister team Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell kindly consented to “sit down” for an interview. When coming up with the questions, I struggled with what I wanted to know having read the novel with what the reader who hasn’t yet experienced the fun, that is, Cathy O’Farrell would want to know before diving into the fray. The end result is a little of both.
Interview with Paulette Mahurin—author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
Paulette is my first author interview. I asked her questions that I thought potential readers would find interesting and those who had read would want to know without spoiling the novel for those who wish to read. She was friendly, encouraging and lightening fast with her response.
I’d like to thank Paulette for making this such a nice experience. I hope you find the interview fun and informative and if you haven’t read Paulette’s book are convinced to pick it up after you witness how delicately she treats the errors in my questions. Lesson one for Rabid Reader: Mark and go back to what you’d like answered. Enjoy.