The disastrous import of the Smith Act on the Negro people: a memorandum to the U.S. Supreme Court urging reversal of the Smith Act convictions. Richard E. Westbrooks, Earl B. Dickerson.

The disastrous import of the Smith Act on the Negro people: a memorandum to the U.S. Supreme Court urging reversal of the Smith Act convictions

[Illinois]: 1951. 8p., staplebound pamphlet, very good.

"We the undersigned Negro citizens, each a member of the bar of the state of Illinois and also of this Court, respectfully request leave to submit the following memorandum as Amici Curiae in support of the pending application for rehearing in this cause." Argues that the Smith Act allowed the government to accuse those demanding fundamental anti-racist change of working to violently overthrow the government. Dickerson was hailed as "the dean of Chicago’s Black lawyers."

Cat.No: 255936

Price: $45.00