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The Resource Conviction : the murder trial that powered Thurgood Marshall's fight for civil rights, Denver Nicks and John Nicks

Conviction : the murder trial that powered Thurgood Marshall's fight for civil rights, Denver Nicks and John Nicks

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Conviction : the murder trial that powered Thurgood Marshall's fight for civil rights
Title
Conviction
Title remainder
the murder trial that powered Thurgood Marshall's fight for civil rights
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Denver Nicks and John Nicks
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Language
eng
Summary
On New Years Eve, 1939, a horrific triple murder occurred in rural Oklahoma. Within a matter of days, investigators identified several suspects: convicts who had been at a craps game with one of the victims the night before. Also at the craps game was a young black farmer named W. D. Lyons. As anger at authorities grew,political pressure mounted to find a villain. The governor's representative settled on Lyons, who was arrested, tortured into signing a confession, and tried for the murder. The NAACP's new Legal Defense and Education Fund sent its young chief counsel, Thurgood Marshall, to take part in the trial. The NAACP desperately needed money, and Marshall was convinced that the Lyons case could be a fundraising boon for both the state and national organizations. It was. The case went on to the US Supreme Court, and the NAACP raised much-needed money from the publicity. Conviction is the story of Lyons v. Oklahoma , the oft-forgotten case that set Marshall and the NAACP on the path that led ultimately to victory in Brown v. Board of Education and the accompanying social revolution in the United States
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DLC
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Nicks, Denver
Dewey number
345.766/02523
Index
index present
LC call number
KF224.L96
LC item number
N53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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1952-
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Nicks, John
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  • Lyons, Willie D.
  • Marshall, Thurgood
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murder
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • Civil rights
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Conviction : the murder trial that powered Thurgood Marshall's fight for civil rights, Denver Nicks and John Nicks
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294644797
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9781613738337
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2018044427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
tg 06/19
Other physical details
Ill.
Label
Conviction : the murder trial that powered Thurgood Marshall's fight for civil rights, Denver Nicks and John Nicks
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294644797
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9781613738337
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2018044427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
tg 06/19
Other physical details
Ill.

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