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Title: Tuttle, Elbert P. - Clip 17
Authors: Tuttle, Elbert P.
Aman, Alfred C.
Keywords: Tuttle, Elbert P.
Elbert County
Elberton, Georgia
Lynch mob
National Guard
O'Keefe, Gerald
Williamson, Captain
Downer, John
Walden, A. T.
Habeas corpus
Rape statute and Blacks
Insurrection statute and Blacks
Fear of Black Communists
Seymour, Whitney North
Herndon, Angelo
Dorsey, Judge Leo
Issue Date: 17-May-1988
Publisher: Cornell Law School
Abstract: From the video archives of the Cornell Law School Heritage Project. The interviewer is Alfred C. Aman (Tuttle clerk 70-72); the videographer, Thomas R. Bruce. This video covers Elbert Tuttle's reflections on the Downer and Herndon cases, lynching, and how Georgia?s statutory penalties for rape and insurrection were structured to foster discriminatory application of the death sentence. (Duration 20:13) The initial phase of this project was sponsored by a generous grant from the law firm of Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP.
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