A Negro on Trial for His Life: The Frame-Up of James Victory Exposed! Speech to Jury by Counsel for Defense. AFRICAN AMERICANS - LAW, Maurice SUGAR.

A Negro on Trial for His Life: The Frame-Up of James Victory Exposed! Speech to Jury by Counsel for Defense

[Detroit]: Committee for Maurice Sugar for Judge of Recorder's Court, 1935. First Edition. Successful defense speech by labor attorney Maurice Sugar, best known for serving as General Counsel to the United Auto Workers Union, 1937-1946. In 1934, James Victory, an African-American WW1 veteran and car washer was accused of slashing the face of a white woman and stealing her purse. Thanks to Sugar's speech published here, Victory was acquitted despite William Randolph Hearst's disparaging media coverage and an all-white jury. See Christopher H. Johnson, Maurice Sugar: Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit, 1912-1950 (1988), pp. 151-153. 5 copies in OCLC as of May, 2016, at UC Davis, Yale, Library of Congress, Michigan State, and U. Michigan. 12mo (19.5cm.); photo-illustrated staplebound self-wrappers; 39pp. Rear wrapper a bit toned, old newsclipping laid in has left offsetting to pp. 10 & 11, else Very Good or better.

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