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Black Citizenship and Summary Punishment: A Brief History to the Present

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Vesla M. Weaver

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ISPS14-038
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V. M. Weaver (2014). Black Citizenship and Summary Punishment: A Brief History to the Present. Theory & Event 17(3), The Johns Hopkins University Press. Retrieved November 12, 2014, from Project MUSE database.
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Excerpt: "The day the last anti-lynching bill in the 1940s was discarded and defeated was the day Michael Brown became inevitable, whether in Ferguson or Poughkeepsie. Time and time again, our nation has failed to protect black life, whether it was in the Dred Scott decision where the court said blacks have no rights that the state was bound to protect or in the failure of over a hundred anti-lynching bills."
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2014
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