A story of innocence and guilt. But who is innocent, and who is guilty?
Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six, a play by June Finfer, is the true story of justice denied when six young African-American men are accused of murder in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1948. Based on a recently published book by historian Cathy Knepper, Jersey Justice is the searing account of a pre-civil rights, pre-Miranda Rights, Red baiting, Jim Crow era. The fate of the men was a cause célèbre at the time (supported by Albert Einstein, Paul Robeson, and Arthur Miller among many others), but the case has largely been forgotten, probably because of the role the Communist Party played in supporting the men and attracting public attention. Now a screenplay by June Finfer.