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The Color of the Third DegreeRacism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930-1955$
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Silvan Niedermeier

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469652979

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652979.001.0001

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Torture and African American Courtroom Testimony

Torture and African American Courtroom Testimony

(p.39) Chapter Two Torture and African American Courtroom Testimony
The Color of the Third Degree

Silvan Niedermeier

, Paul Cohen
University of North Carolina Press

Chapter two focuses on the Dave Canty case and the Daniels-Robinson case. The two cases shows how allegations of torture were dealt with during criminal proceedings and examines the means used by African American suspects to substantiate allegations of torture during their trials. Overall, this chapter examines the testimonies of African American defendants and the degree to which their statements were recognized by the courts of the South.

Keywords:   Dave Canty case, Daniels-Robinson case, Torture, Criminal proceedings, Testimonies, African American defendants

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