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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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