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bookBased on actual events from Mississippi’s Civil Rights Era, Justice for Ella is a story of two women who fought and won against seemingly insurmountable meanness. For Ella Gaston and Jewell McMahan, the fight was about justice, in a time and place when it was rarely bestowed on either black people or women.

This narrative non-fiction book tells the previously untold story of these two enterprising women—one black, one white—who outwitted a tilted Mississippi justice system during the turbulent days leading up to the Freedom Rides and Freedom Summer.