Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Our program today will feature Mark Curriden, author of "Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism." In this profound and fascinating book, the authors revisit an overlooked Supreme Court decision that changed forever how justice is carried out in the United States.In 1906, Ed Johnson was the innocent black man found guilty of the brutal rape of Nevada Taylor, a white woman, and sentenced to die in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Two black lawyers, not even part of the original defense, appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution, and the stay, incredibly, was granted. Frenzied with rage at the decision, locals responded by lynching Johnson, and what ensued was a breathtaking whirlwind of groundbreaking legal action whose import, Thurgood Marshall would claim, "has never been fully explained." Provocative, thorough, and gripping, Contempt of Court is a long-overdue look at events that clearly depict the peculiar and tenuous relationship between justice and the law.
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There will be no meeting on Friday, July 28th.  Instead join the club and your friends at Tony Roma's on S. 10th St, Thursday, July 27th at 5:30 pm.  We will have food and drinks.  This is a great opportunity to mingle and meet your fellow Rotarians.  Let us know you will be coming by clicking on the RSVP below.
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