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The Untold Story of a WWII Lynching

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Jack Hamann—Journalist
Sylvia Ewing—Producer, Eight Forty-Eight

Forty-three African American soldiers, a quarter of them from Chicago, were accused of lynching an Italian prisoner of war in August 1944. But new evidence points to their innocence, as told in a book chronicling the case.

Book Information
On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II
By Jack Hamann (Algonquin Books, 2005)

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