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Though the prosecution could prove that Davis did indeed buy the guns used in the Marin County Court shoot-out, they could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she had any part in 20 African American Eras  Contemporary Times planning or carrying out the actions of the Soledad Brothers. She was acquitted on all charges. Activism and Reform Following her trial, Davis recommitted herself to political action. She became a central figure in the Communist Party. She spoke widely on its behalf, calling for multicultural cooperation and global strategies to achieve equality for all peoples.

S Assassination Shocks the Nation . . . . . 42 Jesse Jackson Founds the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Womanism Gives Voice to Black Women’s Struggles Support Builds for Slavery Reparations . . . The Black Community Reacts to Rodney King Verdict . Louis Farrakhan Organizes the Million Man March . Hurricane Katrina Highlights Racial Inequalities . . Jena Six Case Stirs Racial Sentencing Debate . . African Americans Fight for Gay and Lesbian Rights . . 44 . 47 . 49 . 52 . 54 .

Through a study-release program, Chavis enrolled in Duke University’s divinity school. He had to be escorted to his classes in handcuffs and leg irons. Chavis went on to receive a master’s degree from the seminary. The Wilmington Ten case took a dramatic turn in the late 1970s. Three principal prosecution witnesses from the trial admitted they had made up their stories after being pressured by local law enforcement authorities. The NAACP and worldwide human rights watchdog agencies revived interest in the case.

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