Tag: <span>justice system</span>

“A Time to Kill” is a 1996 film based on a book by John Grisham that takes place in a relatively small community in Mississippi. A courtroom drama, “A Time to Kill” follows the case of a Black man who is on trial for murdering two racist White men who viciously attacked and raped his daughter. Needing legal representation, he seeks the help of a local lawyer with a struggling law practice. The pair face off against a prosecutor who is hoping to use the case to advance his career and the murdered men’s supporters who are seeking revenge for their deaths.

Movie Reviews

If you’re interested in learning about New York City’s first Black female assistant district attorney who developed the strategy for taking down Charles “Lucky” Luciano, then my Eunice Hunton Carter Black History Facts profile is for you.

Black History Profile

If you’re interested in learning about a woman of many firsts, the most prominent achievement being the first Black woman judge in America then my Jane Bolin Black History Short is for you.

Black History Profile

If you’re interested in learning about the Mason-Dixon Line and how the border it created between Northern and Southern states played a role in defining the land of freedom versus bondage, then my Fugitive Slave Acts Black History Short is for you.

Black History Profile

“The Sun Does Shine” is an autobiography written by Anthony Ray Hinton about his life and experience as a wrongfully convicted man. At the age of 29, Hinton was arrested in connection with a string of robberies that left two people dead. A poor Black man living in Alabama, Hinton was unable to independently afford an attorney or mount a vigorous defense. Convicted and sentenced to death, Hinton would spend the next 28 years fighting for his freedom and his life.

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