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Thurgood Marshall At Florida Trial 1952

 Walter Lee Irvin speaks with his attorneys during his trial for rape. (L-R) Thurgood Marshall, Washington,DC, Chief Counsel for the NAACP; Irvin; and Paul C. Perkins Jr. Irvin, one of four Negroes charged with kidnaping and raping a young Florida housewife, was sentenced to die in the electric chair.

18 Feb 1952, Ocala, Florida, USA — Original caption: 02/18/1952-Ocala, FL: Walter Lee Irvin speaks with his attorneys during his trial for rape. (L-R) Thurgood Marshall, Washington,DC, Chief Counsel for the NAACP; Irvin; and Paul C. Perkins Jr. Irvin, one of four Negroes charged with kidnaping and raping a young Florida housewife, was sentenced to die in the electric chair.