Jack Kresnak capped a 38-year career as a reporter and editor at the Detroit Free Press in December 2007 with a 14-part narrative serial about a murdered foster child named Ricky Holland – the longest series the newspaper had ever published. A month earlier, Kresnak was recognized by the Michigan Supreme Court with a unanimous resolution praising his coverage of children’s issues for more than 20 years – the first time a journalist was honored by the high court. Over two decades covering juvenile justice and child welfare, Kresnak received dozens of awards for his work, including the Casey Center for Families and Children’s Medal for Meritorious Journalism on Behalf of Children, the Child Welfare League of America’s Anna Quindlen Award, the Toni House Journalism Award from the America Judicature Society, and the Excellence in Journalism award from the National Association of Child Advocates. He was twice named Journalist of the Year by the metro Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2008 he was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
Kresnak was named President and CEO of Michigan’s Children, a non-profit advocacy organization based in Lansing, in 2008. He retired in 2012 to complete Hope for the City, his first book. Kresnak lives in Livonia, Michigan, with his wife Diane Kresnak. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
As a direct legal descendent and beneficiary of Brown v. Board of Education, Pettit shares its relevance to his education and to his career as a civil-rights lawyer. His memoir details a host of milestones, including an early childhood in the black community and a sudden transition into a tense, all-white world at Aberdeen High School where he was admitted by order of the U.S. District Court. He recalls his time at Howard University as well as the major litigation and representation in which he was involved as a lawyer, focusing in particular on his fathers case which involved the treatment, torment and retaliation his father experienced at his job for bringing his sons desegregation lawsuit to trial. Attorney Pettits memoir also traces his involvement in politics, especially his intimate role in the Jimmy Carter 1976 presidential campaign and the Carter administration.Providing insight into past and current civil-rights issues, Under Color of Law underscores the Pettit familys pursuit of justice in the context of the drive for equal rights for all. One of the most emotional, fascinating books I have read. From start to finish, this book will have you question law as we know it and ask, in terms of racism and prejudice in America, Has anything really changed? Zinah Mary Brown, CEO, Elocution Productions
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