By Cathy D. Knepper
The case of the Trenton Six attracted foreign awareness in its time (1948–1952) and used to be referred to as the “northern Scottsboro Boys case.” but, there's no reminiscence of it. The disgrace of racism obvious within the case has been approximately erased from the general public list. Now, historian Cathy D. Knepper takes us again to the court docket to make us conscious of this stunning bankruptcy in American history.
Jersey Justice: the tale of the Trenton Six starts in 1948 while William Horner, an aged junk broker, used to be murdered in his downtown Trenton store. Over a two-week interval, six neighborhood African American males have been arrested and charged with jointly killing Horner. Violating each rule within the e-book, the Trenton police held the six males in incommunicado detention, with out warrants, and threatened them till they confessed. on the finish of the trial the all-white jury sentenced the six males to die within the electrical chair.
That could have been the tip of the tale have been it now not for the tireless efforts of Bessie Mitchell, the sister of 1 of the accused males. Undaunted via the refusal of the NAACP and the ACLU to aid allure the conviction of the Trenton Six, Mitchell enlisted the help of the Civil Rights Congress, eventually taking the case so far as the hot Jersey preferrred court docket. alongside the way in which, the Trenton Six garnered the eye and involvement of many trendy activists, politicians, and artists, together with Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall, Eleanor Roosevelt, Pete Seeger, Arthur Miller, and Albert Einstein. Jersey Justice brings to gentle a shameful second in our nation’s historical past, however it additionally tells the tale of a private conflict for social justice that modified America.
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Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six (Rivergate Books (Hardcover)) by Cathy D. Knepper