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In 1916, a bomb explosion was the pretext that San Francisco authorities needed to prosecute the militant left-wing labor organizer Tom Mooney on trumped-up murder charges. Mooney’s false conviction set off a 22-year campaign for his exoneration. The Yale Law Library, with a collection of over 150 items on the Mooney case, mounted an exhibition marking the centennial of Mooney's arrest.
Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School
Labor law, Exhibitions, Trials, Exoneration
Bair, Lorne; Golay, Hélène; and Widener, Michael, "Free Tom Mooney! An Exhibition of the Yale Law Library's Tom Mooney Collection." (2016). American Trials. 14.