Power Concedes Nothing by Connie Rice
One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones

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At times, the result feels uneven, more personal here, more procedural there.
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The “fierce” and “remarkable” memoir from one of the nation’s most influential and celebrated civil rights attorneys—second cousin of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice—is “a rallying cry for social justice” (More magazine).

Connie Rice has taken on the bus system, the school system, the death penalty, gangs, and the LAPD—and won. Now, with an electrifying, inimitable voice, Rice illuminates the origins and inspiration for her life’s work in this “genuinely compelling” (Kirkus Reviews) account. Part memoir, part call to action, Power Concedes Nothing is pas­sionate, provocative, and studded with dramatic stories of a life in the trenches of civil rights. Inspired by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Connie Rice has written a “remarkable” (Publishers Weekly) blueprint for a new generation of justice seekers.

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Connie Rice is renowned for her unconventional approaches to tackling problems of inequity and exclusion.  Rice has received more than 50 major awards for her leadership of diverse coalitions, and her non-traditional approaches to litigating major cases involving police misconduct, employment discrimination and fair public resource allocation. She successfully co-litigated class-action, civil rights cases winning more than $1.6 billion in policy changes and remedies during her nine year tenure in the Los Angeles office of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). One of the founders of The Advancement Project, Rice is a graduate of Harvard College and the New York University School of Law.
Published January 10, 2012 by Scribner. 385 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Carolyn Kellogg on Jan 08 2012

At times, the result feels uneven, more personal here, more procedural there.

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