Dovey Undaunted

ISBN-10: 1324003170
ISBN-13: 9781324003175
Author: Bolden, Tonya
Interest Level: 4-8
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Publication Date: June 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 192

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Interest Level

Grades 4-8

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Z
Lexile: 1150L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical


Dovey Johnson Roundtree was most famous for her successful defense of an indigent Black man accused of the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer, a prominent white Washington, DC, socialite, in 1965. Despite her triumph in this high-profile case, Roundtree continued to represent the poor and the underserved. She was the first lawyer to bring a bus desegregation case before the Interstate Commerce Commission, clinching the ruling that enabled Robert F. Kennedy to enforce bus integration. She was also among the first Black women to enter the Women?s Army Auxiliary Corps, and was one of the first ordained female ministers in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.