New York: New Century Publishers, 1951. First edition. An appeal by Communist journalist, Harry Raymond, on behalf of Willie McGee, a Black man from Mississippi accused of raping a white housewife in 1945. McGee alleged the sexual trysts were consensual and his case was publicized by the Civil Rights Congress, a Communist front organization, who won him two stays of execution before he was executed in 1951. Raymond places McGee's case in a broader context of blacks railroaded by a racist criminal justice system.
Stapled, illustrated wrappers (5” x 7 ¼”), 16 p. A Near Fine copy. Item #07506