Praise for A More Noble Cause:

“Rachel Emanuel and Alexander P. Tureaud, Jr.’s account of A.P. Tureaud’s life is a fascinating portrait of the man, whom they rightly portray as one of the most important figures in twentieth-century Louisiana. A More Noble Cause does a very good job of showing Tureaud’s role in the civil rights movement, including his involvement with the NAACP and the many civil rights cases he brought. It also explores his role in politics, a particularly important contribution. If all that were not enough, it provides a personal, family portrait of the public man.”

– Gaines M. Foster
Author of Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South, 1865-1913

“A. P. Tureaud’s life is an inspiration, showing the amazing things that can be accomplished with hard work and persistence. My generation owes a lot to him!”

– Miriam Childs

“As a student at Louisiana State University, I attended several classes in Tureaud Hall and was likely not alone in my ignorance that it is the first—and only—LSU building named after an African American. Thankfully, LSU Press’s recent A More Noble Cause: A.P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana brings Tureaud’s life and achievements to greater awareness.” More >>

– Emilie Staat

“In giving us this loving and copious account of [A.P. Tureaud’s life and career], these authors have enlarged the understanding for not just one family and one community, but for a whole movement and its place in the history of our world.” More >>

– Orissa Arend

“While the focus is primarily on the challenges facing Tread in his home state of Louisiana the authors’ ability to draw out the larger issues of the civil rights battle made it resonant beyond the parochial.” More >>

– Bill Sleeman