The first black mayor elected in the Mississippi delta, Eddie Carthean tried to make positive changes in his hometown of Tchula, Mississippi.  He was then framed for the murder of a political rival.  The Christic Institute team took the case, proved Mayor Carthean’s innocence, and also broke a key witness on the stand, getting him to confess to the murder.

Carthean Lectures from the Trajectory of Justice 2012 UCSC Class:

  1. Greensboro and Mayor Eddie Carthean Murder Trial

In These Times: The Trials of Mayor Eddie Carthean

New York Times: Jury Clears Former Mayor…

The Clarion Ledger: “I’m Here Because of Racism”

Carthean: Settling Scores

National Campaign To Free Eddie Carthean Pamphlet

Mayor, Murder, Methodists

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