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Army Corrects the Record About a Black Soldier Killed by a White Sergeant in 1941, The New York Times

Saturday, December 10, 2022

The New York Times notes pro bono work by partner Matthew Hawes and associates Micah Jones and Christopher Melendez, having the Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR) correct the death record of Private Albert King, who was killed in 1941 by a white military policeman. The ABCMR’s decision to list Private King as having died “in the line of duty”. 

The article notes how the trio—all US military veterans—became involved in the case after being contacted by Northeastern University School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project.

“Their willingness, after 80 years, to remedy this wrong, to right this wrong is important,” said Matthew. “If they hadn’t been willing to see the injustice that was done and been willing to take this step to correct it, there really was no other path available here.”

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