Talk Story: "The Third Degree" with Scott Seligman

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Talk Story: "The Third Degree" with Scott Seligman

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2 p.m.

Join us Sunday, June 17th from 2 - 4 p.m. for the 1882 Foundation's June Talk Story program. This event is at the I Street Conferencing Center, 600 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001 (Enter through I Street entrance between 6th and 7th Streets via entry to Parking elevator to Level C.

"Anyone who has ever seen an episode of "Law and Order" can recite a suspect's "Miranda rights"-- the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, etc. But most people don't know that these rights had their roots in the case of a Chinese man accused of murdering three of his countrymen in Washington, DC in 1919. There was nothing quite like it: three foreign diplomats were killed in the city's Kalorama neighborhood, and no obvious motive or leads. The Washington police were baffled. But once they zeroed in on a suspect, they held him incommunicado until they had browbeaten him into a confession which led to a seven-year journey through the legal system that drew in Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John W. Davis, and even J. Edgar Hoover and culminated in a Supreme Court ruling that set the stage for Miranda v. Arizona many years later. Come to the I Street Conferencing Center this Sunday for a discussion on this extraordinary story, presented by author Scott Seligman!" 

The 1882 Foundation is a forum airing issues important to the AAPI community - civil rights, immigration, race relations, social change, heritage, and Chinatowns. Talk Story events are monthly Chinatown presentations sponsored by the 1882 Foundation, Chinese-American Citizens Alliance, OCA Asian American Advocates, and the Chinese Service Center. They are free and open to the public. Library staff bring relevant DC Public Library material and information about library services and programs - like the Summer Challenge!  

Add to Calendar 17-06-2018 14:00:00 17-06-2018 15:00:00 Talk Story: "The Third Degree" with Scott Seligman Join us Sunday, June 17th from 2 - 4 p.m. for the 1882 Foundation's June Talk Story program. This event is at the I Street Conferencing Center, 600 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001 (Enter through I Street entrance between 6th and 7th Streets via entry to Parking elevator to Level C. "Anyone who has ever seen an episode of "Law and Order" can recite a suspect's "Miranda rights"-- the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, etc. But most people don't know that these rights had their roots in the case of a Chinese man accused of murdering three of his countrymen in Washington, DC in 1919. There was nothing quite like it: three foreign diplomats were killed in the city's Kalorama neighborhood, and no obvious motive or leads. The Washington police were baffled. But once they zeroed in on a suspect, they held him incommunicado until they had browbeaten him into a confession which led to a seven-year journey through the legal system that drew in Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John W. Davis, and even J. Edgar Hoover and culminated in a Supreme Court ruling that set the stage for Miranda v. Arizona many years later. Come to the I Street Conferencing Center this Sunday for a discussion on this extraordinary story, presented by author Scott Seligman!"  The 1882 Foundation is a forum airing issues important to the AAPI community - civil rights, immigration, race relations, social change, heritage, and Chinatowns. Talk Story events are monthly Chinatown presentations sponsored by the 1882 Foundation, Chinese-American Citizens Alliance, OCA Asian American Advocates, and the Chinese Service Center. They are free and open to the public. Library staff bring relevant DC Public Library material and information about library services and programs - like the Summer Challenge!   false DD/MM/YYYY