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Legal Lynching In Louisiana The Case That Refuses To Die

Legal Lynching In Louisiana The Case That Refuses To Die

By Adam Nossiter Originally publised by The Nation Magazine  March 12, 1990  Lynchings in the Deep South are rare these days. Respectable Southerners never much cared for them anyway, although they recognized their usefulness as a way of keeping blacks in their place. Still, lynchings were awfully messy. So over the years, the starched shirt South developed a cleaner, more formal way of carrying out this larger social purpose. It used the court system. Small-town Southern justice has proved as…

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American Federation of Teachers 1976 Convention Resolution No. 28 New Trial for Gary Tyler

American Federation of Teachers 1976 Convention Resolution No. 28 New Trial for Gary Tyler

Submitted by: The United Teachers of New Orleans, Local 527 Whereas, Gary Tyler was singled out from a bus load of Black students following the shooting of a white student during a racial disturbance at Destrehan High School, which has had a history of such disturbances, and Whereas, seventeen tear old Gary Tyler was convicted of murder by an all white jury and sentenced to death, and Whereas, several witnesses have said on the stand that original testimony at Gary’s…

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