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A Miscarriage of Justice or Conspiracy to Silence?

  • Aired: 02/09/2012
  • 01:43
  • Rating: TV-PG
In 1970, activist and scholar Angela Davis was charged with involvement in a criminal incident in which a young African American man attempted to help two black defendants escape from a California courtroom. In this 1972 interview with her lawyer, Dennis Roberts, he describes how the case against Ms. Davis was based solely on circumstantial evidence and was potentially a conspiracy against her.
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The Black Power Mixtape - premiering February 9, 2012 (check local listings)
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