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Hugo Black was perhaps the "most remarkable Supreme Court justice of the 20th century" and America's most controversial. In Birmingham in the 1920s, he became a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Decades later, as a son of the South, he was one of America's staunchest judicial champions of free speech, civil liberties, and civil rights. Now, Steve Suitts has written the latest, definitive book showing how Black's Alabama origins and early influences shaped the great champion of the Constitution.