Speak Out! For the Release of Plainfield's Black Hostages: Bobby Lee Williams, Gail Madden, Geo.Merritt Jr. AFRICAN AMERICANS, NEW JERSEY.

Speak Out! For the Release of Plainfield's Black Hostages: Bobby Lee Williams, Gail Madden, Geo.Merritt Jr.

Plainfield, NJ: Plainfield Joint Defense Committee, [1969]. Appeal pamphlet by the Plainfield Joint Defense Committee written on behalf of the three remaining members of the Plainfield 12 - Bobby Lee Williams, Gail Madden, and George Merritt, Jr. During the summer of 1967, Williams was shot by John V. Gleason, a white policeman. Hundred of residents in the ghetto who witnessed the shooting struck back, resulting in the officer's death. As a result, Plainfield police unleashed a reign of terror in the ghetto, arresting 12 people at random and charging them with murder. Among these - Williams, already maimed from the shooting, Merritt, a mother of two, and Merritt, a Marine Corp veteran. 5 copies found in OCLC (Stanford, UC Davis, Emory, Rutgers, Wisconsin Historical). Quarto (28cm); single sheet folded twice to create a six-panel gatefold pamphlet; illus. Trivial wear to extremities, else Near Fine.

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