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The People's Advocate: The Life & Times of Charles R. Garry (2007)

During the late 1960s, when Charles R. Garry gained prominence as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the United States, his clientele read like a who's who of the leadership of ... See full summary »

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Hrag Yedalian

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Credited cast:
Malcolm Burnstein Malcolm Burnstein ... Himself - Interviewee
Terry Cannon Terry Cannon ... Himself - Interviewee
Kathleen Cleaver ... Herself - Interviewee
Reese Erlich Reese Erlich ... Himself - Interviewee
Haig Garabedian Haig Garabedian ... Himself - Interviewee
Harvey Garabedian Harvey Garabedian ... Himself - Interviewee
David Hilliard David Hilliard ... Himself - Interviewee
Alex Hoffmann Alex Hoffmann ... Himself - Interviewee
Ericka Huggins ... Herself - Interviewee
Stephan Jones Stephan Jones ... Himself - Interviewee
Roxanne Makasdjian Roxanne Makasdjian ... Herself - Interviewee
Patricia Richartz Patricia Richartz ... Herself - Interviewee
Bobby Seale ... Himself - Interviewee
Leonard Weinglass Leonard Weinglass ... Himself - Interviewee
Howard Zinn ... Himself - Interviewee
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During the late 1960s, when Charles R. Garry gained prominence as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the United States, his clientele read like a who's who of the leadership of the Black liberation and anti-Vietnam war movements. His groundbreaking legal approach and unwavering commitment to justice made him the choice "movement attorney." Figures like Black Panther Party leaders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale relied on him is innovative use of the law to relieve them of charges that would have otherwise led them to the gas chamber. Garry used America's courtrooms as a platform through which issues like racism and economic inequity were constantly addressed. And, although he faced numerous challenges with his many high-profile cases, he always came up on top. "The People's Advocate" seeks to fill the gap that Bobby Seale wrote about nearly thirty years ago in his autobiography Seize the Time: "We don't know every detail of Charles' life, but we can see that he is a man who ... Written by Hrag Yedalian

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25 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Berkeley, California, USA See more »

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