Anti-Repression Unit Urges Stay of Execution for Three North Carolina Black Men [press release]

Anti-Repression Unit Urges Stay of Execution for Three North Carolina Black Men [press release]

New York: National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, 1973. An 8 ½” x 11” press release from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression concerning the cases of three North Carolina black men, Vernon Brown, Bobby Hines, and Jesse Lee Walston, who were quickly, and wrongly, sentenced to death for the rape of a white woman in Tarboro, NC. The men spent two years in prison before the SPLC took their case and overturned the conviction. Most of the press release is comprised of Rev. Ben Chavis’ statement on the case, in which he asserts, “The three men have been convicted of raping a white woman, a charge which the world knows - from Scottsboro to Emmett Lewis Till to Thomas Wansley - is one of this country’s preferred means of repressing both Black and white people.” Some toning to paper, small crease to upper corner, else Fine. Item #06782

Price: $35.00