Festus Coleman and racial discrimination in the justice system

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During World War II, several progressive labor unions and race relations organizations spoke out against the robbery and rape conviction of Festus Coleman. They argued that the events and the trial clearly indicated a pattern of racial prejudice by Coleman's accusers and racial discrmination by the justice system. These groups mobilized to get Coleman pardoned. Does anyone know what happend to this campaign or to Coleman? Thanks in advance.

-- Scott Tang (shtang@socrates.berkeley.edu), May 04, 2001


Sorry, don't have an answer for you but certainly sounds like a serious issue. Did you go to Berkeley back in late 80's?

-- Debbie Chiu (dchiu@marvell.com), June 27, 2002.

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