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Angelo Herndon case

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Hatfield, Edward A


Encyclopedia article about the Angelo Herndon case. An African American member of the Communist Party, Angelo Herndon won national and international fame as a symbol of political justice after his arrest and subsequent conviction by Fulton County authorities on charges of attempting to incite insurrection in July 1932. Herndon's case traveled a circular route through Georgia's judicial system, appearing twice before the U.S. Supreme Court, which ultimately granted Herndon his freedom in April 1937.
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