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Lewis M. Steel
Published: Jul 15 2020
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Lewis M. Steel, an associate counsel with the NAACP in the 1960s, is senior counsel at Outten & Golden LLP, focusing on civil rights and antidiscrimination. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Nation, and other publications.
Beau Friedlander's writing has appeared in many publications including the New York Times, Time Magazine, Harper's Magazine, and the Paris Review. He lives in Brooklyn.
". . . timely, essential, and deeply inspiring."—Henry Lewis Gates, Jr., Harvard University
"Steel writes movingly . . . Drawing on his experiences in two different social and cultural worlds, Steel has no trouble getting to the dark heart of our nation's racial ills in this polished, accomplished book."—Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
"An articulate, emotionally moving chronicle of a life informed by racial unrest and elevated with dutiful humanitarianism."—Kirkus Reviews
"A fascinating insider's look into the legal side of the civil-rights battle."—Booklist
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