Coauthor, Eunice Hunton Carter: A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice
This week, Ira spoke with Marilyn Greenwald coauthor (along with Yun Li) of Eunice Hunton Carter: A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice, published by Empire State Editions (Fordham University Press). In this prosecutorial episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, Marilyn talks about how she discovered the fascinating life and career of Eunice Hunton Carter (it happened in a visit to Las Vegas); how Carter worked with Thomas Dewey to bring down the mob and provided the link that others could not see; her background in education and social work; the challenge of being black and female at a time when minorities were rare in prosecution circles; how her parents were supportive of her work; and the lessons Marilyn learned in writing the book.
Marilyn Greenwald is a professor emerita of Journalism at Ohio University, where she taught courses in news reporting, biography writing and the writing of reviews and criticism. She also worked for ten years as a news reporter and business writer at daily newspapers in Ohio. She is the author of four biographies,including The Secret of the Hardy Boys: Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate (2004); and A Woman of the Times: Journalism, Feminism and the Career of Charlotte Curtis, (1999) about New York Times associate editor Curtis, which was named a Notable Book of the New York Times. Her latest book, Eunice Hunton Carter: A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice, co-authored with Yun Li, received the Top Biography/Autobiography Award in 2022 from the Association of American Publishers.