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1910-Broadway

A black man was accused of killing a cop in 1910; the rest is history

A black man was accused of killing a cop in 1910; the rest is history

With no eyewitnesses, no murder weapon and only the barest of circumstantial evidence, the men on the jury were asked to convict a man and send him to his death simply because he was black and wore winter attire near the murder of a white man.

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