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Monday, October 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome acclaimed novelist, columnist, and Yale law professor STEPHEN L. CARTER for a discussion of his latest book, "Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster." Eunice Hunton Carter, Stephen Carter's grandmother, was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. Moving, haunting, and as fast-paced as a novel, Invisible tells the true story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of her time, but never accepted defeat. Thanks to her grandson's book, her long forgotten story is once again visible.