7/31/12 Meria Interviews Katie McCabe, award winning writer, co-author with Dovey Johnson Roundtree of “Justice Older Than the Law”. Dovey is an American treasure, yet many don’t know of her courageous life. Dovey defended the man chosen to be the patsy for the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer, lover of JFK who was murdered for what she knew. how Katie met Dovey. The great personal cost of following her destiny; the important mentors of Dovey’s and her relationship with her grandmother; 1946 an African American WOMAN entering the law was unheard of; the abuse she had to withstand; Fighting Jim Crow in the army and the courts; The movie “The Help”; domestic for a rich white family to save for school; Paying it forward; Dovey was born in 1914 in Jim Crow’s Charlotte; treated as an alien practicing law in the 50′s; her most notorious case “The U.S. vs. Ray Crump”; winning the case despite not knowing the truth about Mary’s diary, CIA involvement, etc; How the case came to be Dovey’s; Trial on the eve of the Watts Riots and the Voting Act; her lethal cross-examination style; the “Dovinator”; the case couldn’t be sealed, thus the work of Peter Janney in “Mary’s Mosiac” (see archives). A true American legend and hero.
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