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Alton Maddox


Revs. Butts and Mason: “Real Heroes”

    by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) Dr. Calvin O. Butts hoisted the pulpit at the historical Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA and unveiled his own greatness. He noted that I had probably…

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The Need for a Coroner’s Jury

  by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) My first tribute to my lawyering skills did not come from black lawyers such as the National Bar Association, the Harlem Lawyers Association, the National Conference of Black…

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Harriet Tubman: The Illusions of a Plantation

    by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) It is a misuse of language to refer to the living and working conditions of our ancestors and progenitors as plantations. They were “zoos” in every aspect…

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Why Blacks Hate Their Children

    by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) February is “Black History Month.” Dr. Carter G. Woodson is the “Father of Black History Month.” His original proposal was for a “Black History Week” near the…

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Blacks: No Mo Chittlins Please!

TO BE CONTINUED       by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) In my 1962 high school yearbook, I indicated that I wanted to be an “accountant.” This was not “a one and done.” Black…

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In Loving Memory of My Parents

    by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) Last week, “Jeopardy,” a quiz show, had a question on Maulana Karenga, the Creator of Kwanzaa. The question on the show was about his date of birth….

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“Black Robes: White Justice”

    by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) Mayor John Lindsay appointed attorney Bruce Wright to the Criminal Court of the City of New York in February 1970. After the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association observed that…

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The “Credit System” in the United States

    by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) The “Credit System” in the United States is actually the “Political System” in the United States. It is, in reality, a “bait and switch.” For example, a…

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