Democracy now! July 10, 2007 : case of the Jena six

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  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [New York, N.Y.] : Democracy Now!, [2007]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn166255179
  • Credits
    • Host: Amy Goodman

Summary

  • "Six black students at Jena High School in Central Louisiana were arrested last December after a school fight in which a white student was beaten and suffered a concussion and mutiple burises. The six black students were charged with attempted murder and conspiracy. They face up to 100 years in prison without parole. The fight took place amid mounting racial tension after a black student sat under a tree in the schoolyard where only white students sat. The next day three nooses were hanging from the tree."--Publisher's website http://democracynow.org

Notes

  • Title from disc.
  • "Parents of three of the 'Jena Six' are interviewed, joined by Caseptla Bailey, the mother of robert Bailey and Tina Jones, the mother of Bryant Purvis - both of their sons are awaiting trial on charges of attempted second degree murder and conspiracy.
  • DVD-R. May not play in some older DVD players.

Contents

  • The case of the Jena six -- "A modern-day lynching"
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