Thanks Richard! I'll keep that in mind.
On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM, Richard L. Hess
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> At 05:57 PM 2010-03-15, Samara Freemark wrote:
> We're currently working on a story about a 1940s-era case in Mississippi.
>> 1945, a black man named Willie McGee was arrested and accused of raping a
>> white woman. Over the next six years, his case became a cause celebre:
>> Einstein, Faulkner, Josephine Baker and others spoke out in support of
>> McGee; there were protests in cities across the US and in Paris, China,
>> Russia, and other countries. He was defended by the Civil Rights Congress
>> (CRC), who hired Bella Abzug to argue the case. Eventually, McGee was
>> executed in Mississippi's portable electric chair at midnight on the
>> of May 8th, 1951.
> That sounds like a fascinating and gut-wrenching story.
> I'm sure you have thought of this, but just in case you haven't, this
> material may come to you on a variety of media--all generally
> recoverable--but do not be surprised if you are offered discs (large 16" ETs
> are a possibility), tapes (both paper and acetate based), and wires.
> There may be other formats as well, but these were all fairly common. One
> possibility (and I'm not aware of the timeline) would be dictation belts or
> discs, also recoverable.
> The point I'm making is do not turn down something even if it seems to be
> on an oddball medium.
> Good luck!
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