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NAACP Attorney Thurgood Marshall in Court

 Seated in the crowded courtroom during the second trial of Walter Lee Irvin (Third from Left) are, Left to Right: Paul C. Perkins; Jack Greenberg, New York attorney for the NAACP; Irvin; and Thurgood Marshall, chief counsel for the NAACP. Irvin was sentenced to die in the electric chair after being found guilty on a charge of rape. Irvin is one of the four Negroes charged with kidnapping a young Florida housewife anf raping her.

17 Feb 1952, Ocala, Florida, USA — Original caption: 2/17/1952-Ocala, FL: Seated in the crowded courtroom during the second trial of Walter Lee Irvin (Third from Left) are, Left to Right: Paul C. Perkins; Jack Greenberg, New York attorney for the NAACP; Irvin; and Thurgood Marshall, chief counsel for the NAACP. Irvin was sentenced to die in the electric chair after being found guilty on a charge of rape. Irvin is one of the four Negroes charged with kidnapping a young Florida housewife anf raping her.