Thurgood Marshall Played an Important Role in This Case Dean, Elwood. The Story of the Trenton Six. New York: New Century Publishers, December, 1949. 23,  pp. Stapled pamphlet in pictorial wrappers, some discoloration to edges of front wrapper, otherwise fine. $85. * The "Trenton Six" was a group of six African Americans convicted, on questionable evidence, of murdering an elderly white shopkeeper in 1948 and sentenced to death. Their case was taken up on appeal by the Communist Party and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which was directed by Thurgood Marshall, who played an important role in the case. Four men were acquitted; two were sentenced to life imprisonment. Dean was the educational director of the Communist Party of New Jersey.
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