Dallas Reporter Aids in Reversal of a Lynch Victim's Conviction
Liebeskind, Ken, Editor & Publisher
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT IN RAPE CASE - 94 YEARS LATER
Most of the time, he's a legal-affairs reporter for The Dallas Morning News, but recently he played a major role in righting a historical wrong.
On Feb. 24, in a criminal court in Chattanooga, Tenn., Mark Curriden spoke on behalf of Ed Johnson, a local black man who was lynched in 1906 for the alleged rape of a white woman. His goal was to exonerate Johnson, who didn't commit the crime, but was convicted by a corrupt court and sentenced to die. The U.S. Supreme Court had agreed to stay his execution and consider his case, but Johnson was killed by a lynch mob who seized him from jail and hanged him from a …
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Publication information: Article title: Dallas Reporter Aids in Reversal of a Lynch Victim's Conviction. Contributors: Liebeskind, Ken - Author. Magazine title: Editor & Publisher. Publication date: March 6, 2000. Page number: 8. © 2002 Editor & Publisher. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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