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Eunice Hunton Carter

EuniceHuntonCarter .jpegEunice Roberta Hunton Carter (July 16, 1899 – January 25, 1970) was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She was an American lawyer. She was one of New York's first female African-American lawyers, and one of the first prosecutors of color in the United States. She was active in the Pan-African Congress and in United Nations committees to advance the status of women in the world. She led a massive prostitution racketeering investigation, building the case and strategy that allowed New York District Attorney Thomas Dewey to successfully charge Mafioso kingpin Charles "Lucky" Luciano with compulsory prostitution.