Posted on 10/13/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We all want to honor our beloved grandparents.

For some of us, that means proudly displaying items from their homes in our own.

For others, like Stephen Carter, it means resurrecting their groundbreaking and expectation-defying fame.

Despite being black and female, Eunice Hunton Carter not only was a prosecutor in the 1930s, but also invented the legal strategy that would take down Mafia boss Lucky Luciano.

Her grandson has written a book about this incredible achievement called Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster, and you can listen to him discuss it with Morning Edition’s Steve Inskeep below.

Categories: Author Interview

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