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Selma and the Liuzzo murder trials : the first modern civil rights convictions

Author: James P Turner
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1965 the drive for black voting rights in the south culminated in the epic Selma to Montgomery Freedom March. After brutal state police beatings stunned the nation on "Bloody Sunday," troops under federal court order lined the route as the march finally made its way to the State Capitol and a triumphant address by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But within hours klan terror struck, claiming the life of one of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Viola Liuzzo; Viola Liuzzo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James P Turner
ISBN: 9780472053742 0472053744 9780472073740 0472073745
OCLC Number: 1023627395
Description: xvi, 110 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Ari Berman --
Prologue --
The Crusade at Selma --
Death in the Darkness: A Bird's-Eye View of the Murder --
Starting the Engines of Justice in Alabama --
Lowndes County: The Spring Term of Court --
Trial Day One: Selecting the Jury --
Building a Murder Case --
Trial Day Two: The Eyewitnesses Rack Up Points --
Trial Day Three: Murphy Takes on the Feds --
Trial Day Four: A Twenty-Minute Defense, a Timeless Argument --
Hayneville's Long, Hot Summer and the Second State Trial --
The Federal Trial --
Selma's Aftermath --
Epilogue --
Appendix --
Remarks of James P. Turner, Montgomery, Alabama, March 10, 1990 --
Index of Cases, Names, and References.
Responsibility: by James P. Turner.

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