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Finding Aid for the
STEVEN HAWKINS
PAPERS, 1991-2003
APAP-188

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Finding Aid Compiled by
Sean Heather McGraw
September 2006



 
 
 
 
 
 

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VOLUME: 3.2 cubic ft.

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by Steven Hawkins in December 2004.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder List:


Steven Hawkins
Biographical Sketch

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Steven W. Hawkins was the executive director of the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty (now known as the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty) based in Washington, D.C. Hawkins has worked as an advocate for civil and human rights representing persons under death sentence in state, federal, and military courts across the country. He has provided commentary on the death penalty on The Today Show, CNN, Court TV, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and other major television news programs. Hawkins was selected as a Next Generation Leadership Fellow by the Rockefeller Foundation and received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Bar Association of New York for his advocacy on behalf of persons under sentence of death. His profession affiliations include the National Conference of Black Lawyers and the Center for International Studies at New York University, where he served on the board of trustees.[1]

The National Coalition Against the Death Penalty was started in 1976 and is a national organization dedicated to providing advocacy for inmates and other people affected by death penalty laws, such as families of prisoners and victims. The National Coalition Against the Death Penalty seeks to provide information to community members on death penalty issues, legal help for inmates to have their sentences either commuted or exonerated, encouragement for the media to provide accurate coverage of the death penalty, analysis and lobbying for legislative bodies to encourage them to abolish the death penalty, assisting local death penalty groups in their efforts and encouraging the global community to abolish the death penalty. The National Coalition Against the Death Penalty believes that the death penalty should be abolished based on four principles: that capital punishment denies the dignity and worth of every human being by preventing them from personal repentance and transformation, that capital punishment is irreversible but frequently fallible (as seen through DNA evidence), that capital punishment is consistently applied with racial and class prejudices against the defendants, and that capital punishment is a basic violation of international human rights laws. For additional information about the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty consult the organization’s website at http://www.ncadp.org/about_us.html.


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1. Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network, “Past Events: OSI Forum: Supreme Decisions—Re-Thinking the Death Penalty,” <http://www.soros.org/initiatives/justice/events/deathpenalty_20020718/event_biography_folder_initiative_view> Accessed 14 September 2006.


Steven Hawkins
Scope & Content Note

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Steven Hawkins and his staff created these papers during his tenure as Executive Director of the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty (now known as the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty). The papers contain meeting subject files that include extensive minutes of board meetings, speeches, fundraising, reception notes, pamphlets, and other papers relating to his attendance at various board and committee meetings with related organizations, such as the Death Penalty Information Center and Amnesty International. The papers also contain copies of police reports, witness and investigator statements, and defendant testimony regarding the cases of certain high-profile death row inmates, such as Mumia Abu-Jamal, Delma Banks Jr., Wilburn Dobbs, Reginald Clemons, Clarence Allen Lackey, T. Makawanyane and Mchunu, Kenneth Reams. and Keith Versie. These inmate files were retained by Steven Hawkins and his staff in order to provide legal advocacy in court hearings to obtain commutation, clemency, or exoneration for these inmates.

The papers lack full biographical information about Mr. Hawkins, with the exception of a few mentions of his wife Wanda and details about his previous experience as a lawyer in Washington, D.C. The papers give many biographical details about the death row inmates included and some detail about some of the witnesses and investigators. Other than the founding date of the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty, no details exist in these papers as to the organization’s general history before the mid-1990s, when Hawkins joined the staff.

Related collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives can be found in the subject guides for the National Death Penalty Archive and Criminal Justice and Prisons. Of particular note in the National Death Penalty Archive are the papers of Hugo A. Bedau (APAP-199) and Bill Pelke (APAP-205), board members of the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty.


Steven Hawkins
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Meeting Subject Files, 1995-2003, 2 cubic ft., Arranged chronologically by meeting.

This series includes extensive minutes of board meetings, speeches, fundraising, correspondence, notes, pamphlets, biographies of speakers, and other papers relating to Hawkins’ attendance at various board and committee meetings, rallies, and conferences Hawkins attended as Executive Director of the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty. These events were sponsored by related institutional, regional, national, and international organizations such as law schools, New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, the Death Penalty Information Center, Amnesty International, and many others. A complete list of meetings is included in the box and folder list.

Series 2: Case Files, 1991-2002, 1.2 cubic ft., Arranged alphabetically.

This series contains police files, amicus briefs, court briefs, witness testimony, memoranda between defense attorneys and prosecuting attorneys, and biographical information pertaining to death row inmates. It also includes memos and notes relating to the actions taken on behalf of these persons by Steven Hawkins and other members of the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty. The inmates included in this series are Mumia Abu-Jamal, Delma Banks, Jr., Wilburn Dobbs, Reginald Clemons, Clarence Allen Lackey, T. Makawanyane and Mchunu, Kenneth Reams and Keith Versie.

The Abu-Jamal folders hold copies of court documents including a writ of certiorari and supplementary materials and a memorandum and order. This case is listed as Mumia Abu-Jamal v. Martin Horn and Connor Blaine, District Attorney for Philadelphia County, before the United States Court of Appeals.

The Delma Banks Jr. folders consist of court documents including: brief; petitioners proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law; Respondent Johnson’s Original Answer; Motion for Summary Judgment, and Brief in Support; Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus By a Person in State Custody; Conclusions of Law; NAACP statistics sheet; NAACP Legal Defense Fund attorney work product memorandum; National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Perspective; anti-terrorism bill; “Innocence and the Death Penalty” Staff Report by the Subcommittee on Civil, and Constitutional Rights Committee on the Judiciary. This case is listed as Delma Banks, Jr. v. Gary Johnson, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division, Civil Action NO. 6.96-CV-220.

The Reginald Clemons folder holds the court documents of Reginald Clemons v. State of Missouri Appellants statement, brief, and argument. The Clarence Allen Lackey folder also holds court documents including Clarence Allen Lackey v. State of Texas Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

The Wilburn Dobbs folder holds a copy of a news clipping from the Supreme Court Reporter and a brief in opposition on behalf of respondent. The case is listed as Wilburn v. Walter D. Zant, Warden, before the Supreme Court.

The Kenneth Reams folders hold a memoranda, Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis, interviews, correspondence, case of Terry Sims v. State of Arkansas, Response to Petition for Rehearing, Motion for Entry of Appearance, Petition for Stay of Mandate, Arkansas Code of 1987, and Brief of Appellee for the Appellant.

The South African folders hold information about T. Makawanyane and Mchunu including a Memorandum of Law in Support of Appellants’ Position in Makawanyane & Mchunu v. State submitted by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Funds and Human Rights Watch, as well as a copy of the South African constitution and applicable laws.

The Keith Versie folders are the most comprehensive of all of the case files. The folders include: witness and defendant statements and evidence; procedural history; statement of Viola Scott, mother of defendant; defendant statement; notes; state’s order of proof list; witnesses; psychological report; information about the transfer from juvenile to adult court; Footlocker store information; Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure; viewing of evidence in property room; ballistics evidence; criminal court files including notes, obituary of victim, and floor plan of murder location; the statements of Henry Bridgeforth, Handel Durham, and Michael Cohan who were the attorneys and investigator; statements of witnesses Tony Lewis Harris and Dennie Wayne Dobbins; police investigation file; and the motion for continuance. Also included are investigator and witness statements for Michael Cohan, Sherre Brown, Officer Buchanan, Sgt. J.D. Carroll, George Coleman, Taffice Dodson, Chet Dunlap, Officer Michael R. Faulkner, Sgt. R.L. Franks, Chris Graves, Dorothy Gupton, Latonya Hardin, Tony Lewis Harris, J.B. Herin, Captain Hewlett, Officer Jackson, Debra Johnson, Sgt. J.D. Kelly, Laura Knipp, Sgt. C.E. Logan, R.D. Lomax, Dawn Lusk Eberle, Sgt. R.W. McWilliams, Mike Matthews, Genivieve Regina Mandamin, Leslie Mozingo, Lt. L.H. Nelson, Sgt. D.R. Peterson, David Raybin, Joe Rike, R.D. Roleson, Sgt. Roten, William Rouse, Viola Scott, Barry K. Schultz, Herschel Smith, Mary Louise Smith, Shannon Smith, Andre Stepter, Charles Sullivan, D.M. Swauncey, Wyley Taylor, Sgt. Tillman, Mary Walker, R.O. Watson, Elizabeth Wilbanks, L.A. Wilder, Howard Williams, Sgt. S. Williams, Charles Wilson, Michael Wofford, Martha Wofford, K. Wong, and Ron Yarbrough.


Steven Hawkins
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Meeting Subject Files, 1995-2003

Box 1
Folder

1. Meetings, July-December 1995
Japanese Delegation to Death Penalty Organizations, July 1995
Howard University School of Law, Training for Legal Observers of the Million Man March, September 1995
Foundation Meeting, William J. Brennan Project, October 1995
University of Michigan Law School Symposium, Journal of Race and Law, “Toward a New Civil Rights Vision,” October 1995; Boston Fundraiser, October 1995
Missouri Coalition Against the Death Penalty, October 1995
American Society of International Law, Young Members Interest Group, “Pursuing a Career in the Field of Human Rights? Learn How to Develop Professional Contacts and Opportunities,” October 1995
New York Capital Defender Training, October 1995
Arkansas Coalition Meeting, November 1995National Association of Investigators, November 1995
Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers, December 1995

2. Meetings, January-March 1996
International Commission of Jurists Delegation to the United States, January 1996
University of Utah, February 1996
Sister Helen Prejean Reception, New York City, February 1996
Interfaith Impact, March 1996
American University, March 1996
Bruderhof Town Hall Meeting, Philadelphia, March 1996
Army Capital Litigation Seminar, March 1996
University of Dayton, March 1996

3. Meetings, March-May 1996
4. Meetings, March-May 1996
Student Coalition Against the Death Penalty New York University, March-April 1996
Tikkun National Summit on Ethics/Meaning, April 1996
Westchester Community College, April, 1996
Black Student Leadership Network Reception, April 1996
Black Allied Law Students Association, April 1996
Ohioans To Stop Executions, April 1996
Ohio Death Penalty Seminar, May 1996
Magnolia Bar Association, Buloxi, Mississippi, May 1996
National Convocation of Jail and Prison Ministry, May 1996
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN, May 1996

5. Meetings, June-December 1996
Furman and Gregg Fast and Vigil at the United States Supreme Court, July 1996
Death Penalty Institute, Montgomery AL, July 1996
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Meeting, August 1996
Death Penalty Information Center, July 1996
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Education Fund 17th Annual Capital Punishment Training Conference, July 1996
Southern Human Rights Organization Conference, Oxford, MS, September 1996
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and 28th Annual National Conference of Black Lawyers, October 1996
Harvard University Institute of Politics Tribute to Ronald H. Brown, November 1996
National Youth Leadership Forum on the Law and the Constitution, November 1996
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, October-November 1996
Journey of Hope, October 1996
Death Penalty Information Center, December 1996

6. Meetings, December 1996-March 1997
Meeting with Arkadiy Sosnov of the Russian Newspaper Ogonyok, January 1997
Amnesty International, December 1996-February 1997
American Civil Liberties Conference, February 1997
Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Conference, February-March 1997

7. Meetings, March 1997
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Central Texas Chapter, March 1997
United Methodist Church, March 1997
University Neighborhood Initiative, January 1996-February 1997
Italian Consulate, March 1997
Open Society Institute and Soros Justice Fellowships, March 1997
Fordham University School of Law Symposium on Cesare Beccaria’s “Of Crimes and Punishment” and Its Present Impact and Hands off Cain Symposium, March 1997
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, February 1997
Skadden Fellowship Foundation, February 1997
National Interreligious Task Force of Criminal Justice, March 1997

8. Meetings, April 1997
The Vassar Gathering, March-April 1997
Nation Town Hall Meeting, April 1997
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, April 1997
Lyndh v. Murphy United States Supreme Court April, 1997
Georgetown University Law Center, April 1997
National Public Policy Summit, January and April 1997
Amnesty International, Atlanta, GA, April 1997

9. Meetings, May-December 1997
Coalition Against Racism & the Death Penalty, Philadelphia, May 1997
Law Clerks Speakers Program, February and July 1997
American University, October 1997
Drexel University Death Penalty in Philadelphia Conference, October 1997
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, October 1997
Soros Justice Fellowships, November 1997
Cochran Fundraiser, November 1997
New Orleans, November 1997
People’s International Tribunal for Justice for Mumia Abu Jamal, December 1997
European Parliament, December 1997

10. Meetings, January-April 1998
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, January 1998
The College of William and Mary, Institute of the Bill of Rights Law, Student Division, Juvenile Adjudication Seminar, February 1998
Howard University School of Law, February 1998
Law Clerks Speakers Program, February 1998
University of San Francisco Law Review and Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Juvenile Justice: A Critical Response Seminar, February 1998
Death Penalty Moratorium, February 1998
Georgetown University United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Washington, DC, February 1998
Hands off Cain, the United Nations Against the Death Penalty Convention, Geneva, Switzerland, March 1998
General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, March 1998
University of South Carolina, April 1998; Open Society Institute and the Center on Crime, Communities and Culture, April 1998
Amnesty International Death Penalty Institute, April 1998
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, April 1998
Fundraising School Training New York, April 1998
City Bar Association of New York, April 1998

11. Meetings, May-September 1998
Judge Higginbotham Law Clerk Reunion, May 1998
Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty, June 1998
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty New York Reception, June 1998
Annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty, United States Supreme Court, June 1998
United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands, June 1998
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, July 1998
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund Capital Punishment Conference, July 1998
Congressional Black Caucus, September 1998

12. Meetings, September-November 1998
Critical Resistance Conference, September 1998
Leadership Summit, October 1998
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, New York City, October 1998
War Resistance League Conference, Maryland, October 1998
National Association for Public Interest Law Career Fair and Conference, University of Maryland, November 1998
Ford Foundation Program, New York City, November 1998
National Crime Policy Conference, Bethesda, MD, November 1998
Soros Fellowship Selection, November 1998

13. Meetings, November 1998
National Conference on Wrongful Convictions, Chicago, November 1998
Caring for Prisoners, Open Society Institute, New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, November 1998
Next Generation Leadership Fellows, Greenville, MS, November 1998
University of Maryland, November 1998
Religious Organizing Meeting, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, November 1998

14. Meetings, December 1998
George Mavety Meeting, December 1998
Princeton University, December 1998
Executive Director Evaluation, December 1998
Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference, December 1998
American Philosophical Association, Washington, D.C., December 1998

15. Meetings, January-February 1999
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, January, 1999
Bob Domer Memorial Symposium, January 1999
Law Clerks Speakers Program, Washington, D.C., February 1999
Pat Robertson and Bianca Jagger, Executive Clemency Panel, City Bar of New York, February 1999
Leeza Show, Los Angeles, February 1999
Mumia Organizing Meeting, Washington, D.C., February 1999
Close Up Foundation, Washington, D.C., February 1999
A. Leon Higginbotham Memorial Service, Philadelphia, February 1999
Soros Justice Fellowship Reception, New York City, February 1999

16. Meetings, March 1999
The Sentencing Project, Washington, D.C., March 1999
Dance Away the Winter Blues for Healing Connection, March 1999
New York University Fellowship Selection, March 1999
New York Abolition Meeting, March 1999
American Friends Service Committee, Boston, March 1999
Howard University Law School, March 1999
Interview with Matheiu Castagnet, La Croix Newspaper, France, March 1999
Mumia Abu-Jamal Symposium, Philadelphia, March 1999

17. Meetings, April-June 1999
Religious Organizing Project, San Antonio, TX, April 1999
Nortel Networks Cherry Blossom Race, April 1999
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, April 1999
Missouri Coalition Meeting, Columbia, MO, April 1999
National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Criminal Justice Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 1999
Rockefeller Next Generation Leadership, Taos, NM, April 1999
Pen Prison Writer Program, New York City, April 1999
Bruderhof Gathering, Rifton, NY, May 1999
Legislative Strategy Call, May 1999
Leadership Summit Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 1999
Cure National Conference, Washington, D.C., June 1999
Amnesty International Conference, Bermuda, June 1999
Columbia University, June 1999

18. Meetings, June-July 1999
United States Senate Meeting, June 1999
Peace Watch Ireland, June-July 199
Abolition Action Committee, June-July 1999
Strategic Planning Meeting, July 1999
Seniors Group Meeting, Washington, D.C., July 1999
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington, D.C., July 1999

19. Meetings, July-October 1999
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, July 1999
Airlie Conference, Virginia, July 1999
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Board Meeting, July 1999
Foundation Meeting, Philadelphia, September 1999
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, October 1999

20. Meetings, October-December 1999
German Delegation, October 1999
Amnesty International, Sweden, October 1999
International Abolition Conference, October 1999
American Bar Association, October 1999
Book Anthology Project, November 1999
New York University School of Law, Lawyers Committee on Human Rights, November 1999
Jefferson Debating Society, University of Virginia, November 1999
Alumni Root-Tilden-Kern Graduates, New York University, November 1999
Soros Fellowship Selection, November 1999
New York University School of Law Program, November 1999
Howard Law School, November 1999
American Civil Liberties Union, November 1999
Center for International Studies, New York University School of Law, November 1999
Justice Project Meeting, Washington, D.C., December 1999

21. Meetings, January 2000
Director’s Evaluation, January 2000
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, January 2000
International Committee to Save the Life of Mumia-Abu-Jamal, January 2000
American University, January 2000
Death Penalty Working Group Meeting, January 2000
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Board Meeting, January 2000

Box 2
Folder

1. Meetings, February 2000
Bryn Mawr College, February 2000
National Youth Advocate Conference, Kansas, February 2000
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Mid-Winter Conference, New Orleans, February 2000

2. Meetings, March 2000
Staff Meeting, March 2000
Grant Writing Seminar, New York City, March 2000
Columbia Human Rights Conference, March 2000
Open Society Institute, March 2000
University of Virginia School of Law Public Service Center Conference, March 2000
Grant Writing Seminar, New York City, March 2000
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Conference Call, March 2000
TPW/NGL Youth Collaborative Steering Committee Meeting, March 2000
National Newspaper Publishers Association, The Black Press of America Awards Dinner, March 2000
NAACP Conference, Pittsburgh, March 2000

3. Meetings, April-June 2000
Columbia Conference, Race and the Criminal Justice System, April 2000
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, April 2000
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Board Meeting, April 2000
New York Death Penalty Conference, April 2000
Musgrove Retreat, June 2000
Rockefeller Alumni Association, New York City, June 2000

4. Meetings, July 2000
Bringing Human Rights Home, Columbia University, July 2000
Moratorium Discussion Meeting, July 2000
San Francisco, July 2000
World Conference Against Racism, Oakland, CA, July 2000
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, July 2000
Death Penalty Protest, Washington, D.C., July 2000

5. Meetings, August-October 2000
New Voices Mentors Orientation, August 2000
National Medical Association, Washington, D.C., August 2000
Center for Constitutional Rights, August 2000
Texas Stand Down Meeting, Austin, TX, August 2000
Riverside Church Program, New York City, September 2000
CBC Weekend Program, September 2000
Mumia Program, Boston, MA, September 2000
Open Society Institute, New York City, October 2000
National Conference of Black Lawyers, Selma, AL, October 2000
Bringing Human Rights Home, Warrenton, VA, October 2000
World Conference on Racism, World Organization Against Torture, October 2000
National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America Litigation Strategy, October 2000
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, October 2000

6. Meetings, November 2000-January 2001
Moratorium Town Meeting North Carolina Central University, November 2000
Soros Justice Fellowship, November 2000
Puffin Gallery Program, New York City, November 2000
Southern Human Rights Organizer’s Conference III, Atlanta, GA, December 2000
University Park, MD Church of the Brethren Christmas Sharing Fair, December 2000
Moratorium 2000 Event, December 2000
Next Generation Leadership Youth Collaborative, January 2001

7. Meetings, March-April 2001
Willie Fisher Execution, Raleigh, NC, March 2001
National Newsmaker Award, March 2001
Next Generation Leadership Planning Meeting, March 2001
Center for International Studies, New York University Law School, March 2001
Next Generation Leadership Reunion Planning Meeting, March 2001
Reparations Discussion Howard University, April 2001
Death Penalty Focus Annual Awards Dinner, Los Angeles, April 2001
University of Texas Symposium, Austin, TX, April 2001
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, New York City, April 2001
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Board Retreat, April 2001

8. Meetings, May-June 2001
Bavarian-American Academy, Germany, May 2001
Murder Victims’ Families Reconciliation Conference, Boston, June 2001
Together Against the Death Penalty, Strasbourg, FL, June 2001

9. Meetings, July 2001
G12 Amnesty International Follow-up Meeting, July 2001
Seniors Group Meeting, July 2001
Airlie Conference, July 2001
Pre-U.N. World Conference Against Racism, Washington, D.C., July 2001
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, July 2001

10. Meetings, August-December 2001
G-12 Meeting, August 2001
Human Rights Conference Call, October 2001
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, October 2001
Yale/Pierson College Master’s Tea, November 2001
Missouri Presentations, November 2001
Soros Justice Fellowship Selection Committee, November 2001
Human Rights Meeting, December 2001
Youth Justice Funding Collaboration, December 2001

11. Meetings, January-February 2002
Conference on Imam Jamil A. Al-Amin, January 2002
Death Penalty Information Center, January 2002
Little Rock Meeting, January 2002
University of Pittsburgh, January 2002
Death Penalty Information Center Ad-Hoc Quarterly Meeting, February 2002
New England Meetings, February 2002
New Voices, February 2002
New York University School of Law Center for International Studies Conference, February 2002
Together Against the Death Penalty, February 2002

12. Meetings, March-April 2002
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, March 2002
Death Sentence Conference, Chicago, March 2002
HUBCU Initiative Roundtable, Atlanta, March 2002
American University Homophobia in the Courtroom Conference, March 2002
California Meetings, Working Assets, April 2002
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, April 2002

13. Meetings, May-July 2002
Juvenile Justice Funders Briefing, May 2002
United Nations Second World Congress on Human Rights, May 2002
Columbia Law School Bringing Human Rights Home Conference, June 2002
National Summit on the Impact of Incarceration on African American Families and Communities, June 2002
WABC Interview, New York City, July 2002
Ending Exceptionalism Caucus, Washington, D.C., July 2002
Open Society Institute, New York City, July 2002
Legislative Roundup Workshop Airlie Conference, July 2002
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, New York City, July 2002
NCSL Briefing, Denver, July 2002
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference, Chicago, July 2002

14. Meetings, August-October 2002
Nashville, TN Roundtable Discussion, August 2002
Francine Vernon Reception, September 2002
New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty Meeting, Albany, NY, September 2002
Capital Punishment Washington, D.C. Briefing, September 2002
Tom Franck Tribute Conference, New York City, October 2002
Atlantic Philanthropies, New York City, October 2002
Sacco and Vanzetti Conference, New Haven, CT, October 2002
The Exonerated Talk Back Play, October 2002

15. Meetings, November-December 2002
Boston University Great Debate, November 2002
Indiana Information Center on the Abolition of Capital Punishment Coalition, November 2002
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, November 2002
Cornell University Workshop, December 2002
Soros Justice Fellowship, December 2002
Juvenile Death Penalty Conference, December 2002
Southern Human Rights Organizers&rsquo
Network Conference, December 2002

16. Meetings, January-April 2003
Washington Forum on the Juvenile Death Penalty, January 2003
Columbia Law School, Litigating U.S. Human Rights Cases Before the Inter-American Human Rights Commission, January 2003
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, New York City, February 2003
Youth Justice Funding Collaborative Conference Call, February 2003
Death Penalty Abolition Institute, Atlanta, March 2003
New York University Awards Program, April 2003
Next Generation Leadership Reunion, Houston, TX, April 2003

17. Meetings, May-August 2003
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, New York City, May 2003
New York Law Day, Yonkers, NY, May 2003
Tides Foundation Death Penalty Mobilization Fund Conference Call, May 2003
Congressional Black Caucus Policy Forum, Washington, D.C., May 2003
Human Rights Institute Columbia Law School Panel, June 2003
Ford Foundation Meeting, June 2003
Global Youth Leadership Program, June 2003
International Human Rights Funders Group, New York City, July 2003
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Airlie Conference, July 2003
Death Penalty Information Center Board Meeting, New York City, August 2003


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Series 2: Case Files, 1991-2002

Box 1
Folder

1. Abu-Jamal, Mumia, 2001-2002
2. Abu-Jamal, Mumia, 2001-2002
3. Abu-Jamal, Mumia, 2001-2002
4. Abu-Jamal, Mumia, 2001-2002
5. Delma Banks, Jr. v. Gary Johnson, 1996
6. Delma Banks, Jr. v. Gary Johnson, 1996
7. Delma Banks, Jr. v. Gary Johnson, 1996
8. Banks, Delma, Jr., Findings of Fact and Supplementary Material, 1993, 1996
9. Wilburn Dobbs v. Walter D. Zant, 1992, 1993
10. Reginald Clemons v. State of Missouri, 1997
11. Clarence Allen Lackey v. State of Texas, October 1994
12. Makawanyane & Mchunu v. State, Amicus Brief, January 1995
13. Makawanyane & Mchunu v. State, Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Bill, 1993
14. Makawanyane & Mchunu v. State, Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa, Judgment, State v. T. Makawanyane, February-June 1995
15. Kenneth Reams v. State of Arkansas, 1996
16. Kenneth Reams v. State of Arkansas, Abstract and Brief, 1996
17. Kenneth Reams v. State of Arkansas, Abstract and Brief, 1996
18. Versie, Keith, Defendant and Witness Statements, 1999
19. Versie, Keith, Evidence and Court Files, 1991-1995
20. Versie, Keith, Investigator and Witness Statements, 1995-1999
21. Versie, Keith, Investigator and Witness Statements, 1995-1999
22. Versie, Keith, Investigator and Witness Statements, 1995-1999
23. Versie, Keith, Investigator and Witness Statements, 1995-1999
24. Versie, Keith, Investigator and Witness Statements, 1995-1999
25. Versie, Keith, Investigator and Witness Statements, 1995-1999
26. Versie, Keith, Investigator and Witness Statements, 1995-1999

Box 2
Folder

1. Versie, Keith, Motion for Continuance, 1995-1999
2. Versie, Keith, Police Investigation File, 1991-1994
3. Versie, Keith, Police Investigation File, 1991-1994
4. Versie, Keith, Witness and Defendant Statements and Evidence, 1991-1995


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