Committee for the Defense of Philip Bentley Brooks

Title

Committee for the Defense of Philip Bentley Brooks

Description

A letter that pleads to its recipients the case of Philip Bentley Brooks, who, according to the letter "is being scapegoated to provide a Negro 'murderer' whose alleged killing of a white man might seem to justify the large-scale killing of Negroes during the Watts uprising."

The letter urges the reader to join the committee as a member or sponsor, give funds, or ask others to give funds to help support Brooks' wife and children daily expenses, pay for legal fees and possibly bail. Readers are also encouraged to invite a spokesperson from Brooks committee to speak to their group and publicize the case in any way that they can.

Date

February 17, 1966

Creator

Freeman, Jeanne

Subject

Watts 1965, Criminal Justice, Discrimination

Identifier

scl000004

Files

scl000004001.jpg

Citation

Freeman, Jeanne, “Committee for the Defense of Philip Bentley Brooks,” Watts Collection, accessed August 22, 2019, http://watts.library.lmu.build/cms/items/show/4.