Mayor Eddie Carthan Murder Trial

The first black mayor elected in the Mississippi delta, Eddie Carthan tried to make positive changes in his hometown of Tchula, Mississippi.  He was then framed for the murder of a political rival.  The Christic Institute team took the case, proved Mayor Carthan’s innocence, and also broke a key witness on the stand, getting him to confess to the murder.

Carthan Lectures from the Trajectory of Justice 2012 UCSC Class:

  1. Greensboro and Mayor Eddie Carthan Murder Trial


In These Times: The Trials of Mayor Eddie Carthan

New York Times: Jury Clears Former Mayor…

The Clarion Ledger: “I’m Here Because of Racism”

Carthan: Settling Scores

National Campaign To Free Eddie Carthan Pamphlet

Mayor, Murder, Methodists