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Title   [Republic of New Afrika] Wire Photo of Rafael Viera - 1970

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher   New York UPI 1970

Seller ID   1540

[Republic of New Afrika] Wire Photo of Rafael Viera. New York: United Press International/Newspaper Enterprise Association, October 30, 1970. Wire photo, 20.5 by 25.3 cm. Very good with agency stamps on verso. Viera was a member of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA) that advocated for the creation of an independent African-American-majority country within the United States. He was charged, tried and acquitted of murdering a policeman in 1969 during the first New Afrikan Nation Day Celebration at the New Bethel Baptist Church, on the West Side of Detroit. The caption reads: “10/30/70 – DETROIT: Rafael Viera, 22, co-defendant in the New Bethel trial with Clarence J. Fuller, who was stabbed to death 10/26, said 10/29 at a news conference that two recent attempts had been made on his life. Viera and Fuller were charged in the rifle shooting 3/29/69 of two Detroit policemen, Michael Czapski, who was killed, and Richard Worobec, who was wounded, outside of Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist Church. Both Viera and Fuller were acquitted of the charges 6/15/70. Viera said 10/29 that gunmen had shot at him on a New York City street and again in his New York apartment.” $45.00

Republic of New Afrika

Price = 45.00 USD

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