Is being a lawyer incompatible with abolition? Lawyer and abolitionist Derecka Purnell says no. "The best part of lawyering within our movements are the lawyers working within radical traditions. When I think about those people, I think of folks like Len Holt, socialist and communist lawyers, the lawyers who were also organizers, especially in Harlem, like William Patterson and Paul Robeson. They weren’t committed to just the law, but rather a broader liberation movement, which required them to have this dynamism in pursuing freedom." Today's action is to read this interview with her, and to consider getting her new book, Becoming Abolitionists, preferably from your local Black-owned bookstore.