2005-5-5

Jack Hamann, Author of ON AMERICAN SOIL: HOW JUSTICE BECAME A CASUALTY OF WORLD WAR II

The Innocence Project Northwest Presents: Jack Hamann, Author of ON AMERICAN SOIL: HOW JUSTICE BECAME A CASUALTY OF WORLD WAR II

When: Monday, May 9 at 7:00 pm
Where: Room 133

This event is open to the public.

Former NewsHour Seattle bureau chief Jack Hamann reconstructs an often-overlooked incident in the history of World War II. Seattle hosted both African-American GIs and Italian POWs in 1944, but it was the captured Italian soldiers who received much of the city's hospitality, while the African-Americans were subject to discrimination and restriction. After an Italian soldier's body was found hanging from a cable in a Fort Lawton obstacle course, American soldiers were put on trial. Hamann looks at justice in wartime. Co-sponsored by the University of Washington's School of Law. Free, no tickets required.

- Innocence Project Northwest Student Chapter

On American Soil