Seeking justice for the mass hanging of black soldiers after the bloody 1917 Houston riots
The Washington Post
August 24, 2017

“One hundred years later, the descendants of three of the hanged men — William Nesbit, Thomas Coleman Hawkins, and Jesse Ball Moore — have petitioned the U.S. government for posthumous pardons, arguing they ‘suffered grave injustices at the hands of the United States when they were executed by hanging after a defective trial by court-martial.’

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