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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Native American Activists Accused of Killing Black Civil Rights Leader at Wounded Knee in 1973

     The FBI says a black civil rights activist was killed during the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, and it suspects militant members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) are responsible. Documents recently released by the FBI to a Buffalo, New York lawyer shed new light on the 40-year-old case of Ray Robinson, an activist and follower of Martin Luther King, Jr.

     The father of three from Bogue Chitto, Alabama, traveled to South Dakota in 1973 to stand alongside Native Americans in their fight against social injustice. He never returned and his body was never found….

"FBI Accuses American Indian Movement of Killing Black Civil Rights Activist in 1973 South Dakota Uprising," Associated Press, February 19, 2014

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