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Additional Resources


Arsenault, Raymond. Freedom Riders:  1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice (Pivotal Moments in American History Series).  Oxford, England, UK: Oxford University Press, 2007.


Barnes, Catherine A.  Journey from Jim Crow: The Desegregation of Southern Transit. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.


Bell-Scott, Patricia.  The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2016.


DuBois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. (The Oxford W.E.B. DuBois).  Edited by Arnold Rampersad.  Oxford, England, UK, 2007.


Green, Constance McLaughlin.  The Secret City: A History of Race Relations in the Nation’s Capital.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. (Originally published in 1967)


Greenberg, Milton. The GI Bill: The Law that Changed America.  New York, NY: Lickle Publishing Inc., 1997.


Janney, Peter.  Mary’s Mosaic: the CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and their Vision for World Peace, Third Edition. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2016.


Jones, Ida E. Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, DC: Activism and Education at Logan Circle.  Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK: The History Press, 2013.


Kersten, Andrew E.  A. Philip Randolph: A Life in the Vanguard (The African American Experience Series).  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006.


King, Martin Luther, Jr.  A Testament of Hope: Essential Writings and Speeches.  New York: Harper Reprint, 2003.


Kluger, Richard.  Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America’s Struggle for Equality.  New York: Vintage Books, 1975.


Long, Nancy Ann Zrini.  Mary McLeod Bethune: Her Life and Legacy.  Cocoa, FL: Florida Historical Society Press, 2019. 


Luxenberg, Steve.  Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation.  New York:  W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.


McCabe, Katie and Stephanie Y. Evans, “The Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree (1914-2018):  A Centenarian Lesson in Social Justice and Regenerative Power,” pp. 121-140, Black Women and Social Justice Education: Legacies and Lessons.  Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2019.


McCluskey, Audrey Thomas and Elaine M. Smith.  Mary McLeod Bethune: Building a Better World:  Essays and Selected Documents.  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1999.


Murray, Pauli. Song in a Weary Throat: Memoir of an American Pilgrimage.  New York, NY: Liveright (reprint edition), 2018.


Putney, Martha.  When the Nation Was in Need: Blacks in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.  Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1992.


Robertson, Ashley N.  Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida: Bringing Social Justice to the Sunshine State. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2015.


Roundtree, Dovey Johnson and Katie McCabe.  Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights.  New York, NY: Algonquin Books, 2019.


Roundtree, Dovey Johnson and Katie McCabe.  Mighty Justice (Young Readers’ Edition): The Untold Story of Civil Rights Trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree.  New York, NY: Roaring Brook Press, 2020.


Roundtree, Dovey Johnson and Katie McCabe.  Illustrated by Raissa Figueroa.  We Wait for the Sun.  New York, NY: Roaring Brook Press, 2021.


Woodward, C. Vann.  The Strange Career of Jim Crow.  (Commemorative Edition) Oxford, England, UK: Oxford University Press, 2001.


Archival Collections

Bethune, Mary McLeod, Papers, National Archives for Black Women’s History of the Mary McLeod Bethune National Historic Site, Museum Resource Center, Landover, MD


Roundtree, Dovey Johnson, Papers, National Archives for Black Women’s History of the Mary McLeod Bethune National Historic Site, Museum Resource Center, Landover, MD.  (Collection consists primarily of Roundtree’s military papers).


Roundtree, Dovey Johnson, Papers, Archives of Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (Collection of Roundtree’s correspondence with Spelman administration and faculty)


Sarah Keys v. Carolina Coach Company (ICC Docket No. MC-C-1564), Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division Case Records, DOJ Case No. 144-54-56, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD.


Barnes, Denise Rolark. "Lawyer, Activist Dovey Johnson Roundtree Remembered," The Washington Informer, June 6, 2018.


Bolling, Christina.  “Dovey Roundtree, lawyer who shattered barriers for blacks and women, dies in Charlotte at 104,” The Charlotte Observer, May 21, 2018.


Boyd, Herb. “Pioneering military woman, attorney and cleric, Dovey Johnson Roundtree, passes at 104.  The Amsterdam News, May 31, 2018


Edelman, Marian Wright.  “Remembering the Very Courageous Dovey Johnson Roundtree,” Child Watch Column, Children’s Defense Fund, May 25, 2018. 

Escobar, Gabriel.  “Saluting Military Pioneers, Past and Present: Former WAC Addresses Black Women’s Convention,” The Washington Post.  E1, December 8, 1997.

Fernandez, Randy.  “Netflix CEO Commits $ 120M for Black higher-education institutions.” Biz Journals, June 17, 2020. 


Fox, Margalit.  “Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Barrier-Breaking Lawyer, Dies at 104,” The New York Times, May 21, 2018. 

Jones, Tayari.  “The Exceptional Dovey Johnson Roundtree.” (Reprint of Jones’s Foreword to Mighty Justice by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe). The Paris Review.  December 12, 2019.

Leon, Jefferey. “Remembering Legal Trailblazer and Civil Rights Pioneer Dovey Johnson Roundtree.”  The DC Bar Bulletin, May 31, 2018.


McCabe, Katie.  “Building the Beloved Community:  The Roundtree Residences and the Vision of Dovey Johnson Roundtree,” Capital News, March 7, 2013.


McCabe, Katie.  “Dovey Johnson Roundtree:  A Legal Pioneer, Finally Getting Her Due,” Politico, December 30, 2018. 


McCabe, Katie.  “Making History in a Segregated Washington: Dovey Roundtree and her 45-Year Fight for Justice,” The Journal of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Vol. XLII, Issue I (New Millenium Edition), May 15, 2011, pp. 67-97.


McCabe, Katie.  “She Had a Dream.” Washingtonian Magazine, March 2002.

Rhodes, Brianna. “Trailblazing Civil Rights Lawyer, Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Dies at 104. Afro, May 24, 2018.


Smith, Harrison.  “Dovey Johnson Roundtree, defense lawyer and civil rights warrior, dies at 104,” The Washington Post, May 22, 2018. 

Washington Post. “Opinion: Celebrating a black woman who thrived in a Washington ruled by black men,” May 25, 2018. 

Weinraub, Judith.  “A Long Life of Sweet Justice:  Dovey Roundtree, Attorney and Role Model,” The Washington Post, D1, February 4, 1995.


Weiss, Debra Cassens.  “Dovey Johnson Roundtree, a groundbreaking Washington DC lawyer who won bus desegregation ruling, dies at 104,” ABA Journal, May 22, 2018.

Wright, Sarafina. “Lawyer, Activist Dovey Johnson Roundtree Dies at 104,” The Washington Informer, May 23, 2018.  

Radio and TV

Price, Jay. "A new focus on the women who helped end discrimination on interstate buses," National Public Radio, Morning Edition, November 17, 2021.

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