Reporting the War

Thomas A. Johnson

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Johnson, Thomas A. "Inquiry Into Jailing of Black G.I. Sought." New York Times, April 8, 1970, p. 4.

This article revolves around the jailing of Private Arthur Lee on charges of assault and resisting arrest. Lee's mother had not been informed of the court-martial by military officials and she had in fact found out about it through letters from a friends son (also in Vietnam). It was reported that Lee had written letters to a G.I. publication speaking out against racism in the military, previous to his arrest. Signing a letter written to President Nixon asking for a fact finding team to look into the matter, was Representative Shirley Chisholm, Dick Gregory, Stokley Carmichael, LeRoi Jones, and Jose Irizarry.

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