New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
United States, North and Central America
Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
A paperback publication by the Civil Rights Congress. The cover is off-white with a black-and-white image of a hand pointing down on the cover. The title is across the front in red and black text: [WE CHARGE / GENOCIDE / THE CRIME OF GOVERNMENT / AGAINST THE NEGRO PEOPLE] and [A PETITION TO THE UNITED NATIONS] at the bottom left corner. The inside cover has a handwritten inscription and signature of the editor: [Greetings / Use this weapon well it is sharp / W.L. Patterson] along with a book plate sticker with a graphic of a pink oil lamp with a white star and text reading [EX LIBRIS / Vivian and John Hewitt]. The next page has a graphic photograph of the bodies of lynching victims Dooley Morton and Bert Moore. This is followed by the title page, the copyright page, a printing of [ARTICLE II, CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE / Adopted December 9, 1948], a list of the petitioners, the table of contents, and the introduction. The interior pages are broken into five parts: Part I: The Opening Statement, Part II: The Law and the Indictment, Part III: The Evidence. Part IV: Summary and Prayer, Part V: Appendix. The volume concludes with a Bibliography. The back cover has four paragraphs of text from the "Opening Address for the United States by Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson at the Nuremberg Trial of the Nazi War Criminals Accused of Genocide, November 21, 1945."