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The Resource Jersey Justice : the Story of the Trenton Six

Jersey Justice : the Story of the Trenton Six

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Jersey Justice : the Story of the Trenton Six
Title
Jersey Justice
Title remainder
the Story of the Trenton Six
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Cataloging source
AU@
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Knepper, Cathy D
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Trade
Intended audience source
Rutgers University Press
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Trenton Six Trial (Trenton, New Jersey : 1948-1951)
  • Trenton Six Trial, Trenton, N.J., 1948-1951
  • Trials (Murder)
  • LAW
  • Trials (Murder)
  • New Jersey
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The case of the Trenton Six attracted international attention in its time (19481952) and was once known as the northern Scottsboro Boys case. Yet, there is no memory of it. The shame of racism evident in the case has been nearly erased from the public record. Now, historian Cathy D. Knepper takes us back to the courtroom to make us aware of this shocking chapter in American history. Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Sixbegins in 1948 when William Horner, an elderly junk dealer, was murdered in his downtown Trenton shop. Over a two-week period, six local African American men were arrested and charged with collectively killing Horner. Violating every rule in the book, the Trenton police held the six men in incommunicado detention, without warrants, and threatened them until they confessed. At the end of the trial the all-white jury sentenced the six men to die in the electric chair. That might have been the end of the story were it not for the tireless efforts of Bessie Mitchell, the sister of one of the accused men. Undaunted by the refusal of the NAACP and the ACLU to help appeal the conviction of the Trenton Six, Mitchell enlisted the aid of the Civil Rights Congress, ultimately taking the case as far as the New Jersey Supreme Court. Along the way, the Trenton Six garnered the attention and involvement of many prominent activists, politicians, and artists, including Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall, Eleanor Roosevelt, Pete Seeger, Arthur Miller, and Albert Einstein. Jersey Justice brings to light a shameful moment in our nations history, but it also tells the story of a personal battle for social justice that changed America
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Jersey Justice : the Story of the Trenton Six
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The crime -- The trial, prosecution -- The trial, defense -- Bessie Mitchell finds help -- Second trial, prosecution -- Second trial, defense -- Two men left
Control code
ocn842665776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813552071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt1b36ktm
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)842665776
Label
Jersey Justice : the Story of the Trenton Six
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crime -- The trial, prosecution -- The trial, defense -- Bessie Mitchell finds help -- Second trial, prosecution -- Second trial, defense -- Two men left
Control code
ocn842665776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813552071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1b36ktm
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842665776

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