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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-9175: A Miscarriage of Justice

Clip: Season 13 | 1m 43s

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.

Aired: 02/09/12

Rating: TV-PG

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