Marguerite Robinson greets Woodrow Green at an extradition hearing, circa 1949, Los Angeles

Marguerite Robinson greets Woodrow Green at an extradition hearing, circa 1949, Los Angeles

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Title:Marguerite Robinson greets Woodrow Green at an extradition hearing, circa 1949, Los Angeles
Date:1949
Description:

Photograph of Marguerite Robinson, executive director of the Los Angeles Civil Rights Congress, greeting Woodrow Green, the man in the wheelchair, during Green's extradition proceedings. Green's case originated in March 1946, when he and his cousin went to a liquor store in St. Francisville, Louisiana, and got into an argument with the store's owner. The owner thought Green was threatening him with a gun, so he took out his own gun, and Green fled the store to avoid being shot. Fearing mob violence, Green moved to Los Angeles, got a job and joined the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers union. On Thanksgiving Day 1948, Green was robbed at gun point while walking on a Los Angeles street. He reported his loss to police, who later arrested him because he was wanted in Louisiana for his former robbery offense. Green was taken to the Los Angeles County jail, where he claimed policemen handled him violently, aggravating an old injury and forcing him into a wheelchair. The Civil Rights Congress, with support from the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers union, defended Green, calling upon California Gov. Earl Warren to prevent Green's extradition to Louisiana. A Los Angeles judge dismissed the case on March 11, 1949, allowing Green to avoid extradition.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Robinson, Marguerite | Green, Woodrow | African Americans--Civil rights--California--Los Angeles | Arrest--California--Los Angeles | Police brutality--California--Los Angeles | Extradition--California--Los Angeles | African Americans--Violence against | Los Angeles (Calif.) | Los Angeles County (Calif.)
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Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research | University of Southern California. Digital Archive | Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection (University of Southern California. Digital Archive)
Online Publisher:[Los Angeles, Calif.] : University of Southern California Digital Archive
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Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles

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