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Journey to Justice

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In Journey to Justice, Johnnie Cochran illuminates the odyssey that led him from a small, rented home shared with his extended family in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Judge Lance Ito's courtroom. In 1954, Brown vs. the Board of Education galvanized the young Cochran. Taking Thurgood Marshall as his role model, Cochran embarked on a legal career in which he won landmark decisio ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 373 pages
Published September 28th 1997 by Ballantine Books (first published 1996)
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Nancy
Aug 20, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The life of Johnnie Cochran & his fight from discrimination & justice for everyone. He was very religious,very close to his family & very charitable. Johnnie won the two most prestigious awards given to lawyers & was the first African American to become the number three deputy district attorney in Los Angeles.
Denise
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Also an eye opener!
Rose
Sep 05, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: of objective minds, those who followed the trial on cnn
provides an inside look nto the OJ trial, the other side/angle,
Clarence Mitchell
Sep 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really great read about the OJ case and other interesting cases
Phil
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book at lot more than I thought I would. The majority of the book tells the story of the Cochran family origins, his life as a young boy, and continues through his rise to prominence in the LA legal community. Cochran's work defending victims of LAPD racism, families of black men slain by the same, and his work to remove the carotid choke hold from their repertoire is truly admirable. However, the tone changes once he begins describing his work on the O.J. trial. He offers no info ...more
James Warren
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable insight into the live of the head attorney of the O.J. Simpson, trial of the century.
Vanessa
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Americans
Recommended to Vanessa by: Armando Martin
Johnnie brushed me up on the word "fortitude" and what it really means to women and people of color. So worth re-visiting. His perspective on it was thought inspiring and moving. After this point in the book he had my full attention.
It was interesting to learn that the FBI has "black informants" / field agents in the inner cities of Los Angeles. Do black spys in black communities count as a form of black on black crime I wonder? Johnnie lived during a time when homosexuality was still kept in th
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Yasmin Shiraz
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lot of people mistake Johnnie Cochran's significance to the OJ trial, but Mr. Cochran did so much for victims rights in the area of police brutality LONG BEFORE the Simpson trial. This book gives you real glimpse into what it was like fighting for the rights of victims throughout his career before he started defending celebrities...
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Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. was an American lawyer perhaps best known for his leadership in the legal defense of O. J. Simpson, who was charged with the murder of his former wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Cochran also represented Sean Combs (during his trial on gun and bribery charges), Michael Jackson, actor Todd Bridges, football player Jim Brown, rappers Tupac Shakur and Snoop D ...more