Author Carole Boston Weatherford introduces readers to the new picture book, CALL ME MISS HAMILTON.
Discover the true story of the woman Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. nicknamed "Red" because of her fiery spirit! Civil Rights activist Miss Mary Hamilton was found to be in contempt of court after she demanded that an Alabama judge address her with the same honorifics used to address white people. Her case ultimately went to the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled in her favor in 1964 and brought about a permanent change in courtrooms nationwide. This is a fascinating story from acclaimed author Carole Boston Weatherford about a Black woman who took a stand for respect—and won.
Learn more and read an excerpt, on the Lerner website or at Carole's website. Download a transcript of this episode here.
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