Tribute Feature: Delbert Tibbs, Daryl Davis & Leslie Thomas


Delbert TibbsPeacemaker; Rest in peace..

On November 23, 2013, the death penalty abolition movement lost a beloved family member and friend when Delbert, 74, passed away in his home in Chicago.

Delbert Tibbs was many things. He was a sage, a poet, a leader and the nicest person you could ever meet, with a strong intellect, a spirit and a unwavering commitment that inspired all of us. It was an honor to know this peacemaker, and to learn from him.

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Daryl DavisAn Interview with Daryl Davis

We are fortunate to have Daryl Davis, author of Klan-Destine Relationships, to interview. Daryl is a brave fellow who as an African-American interested in issues of race, has contacted a number of members of the Ku Klux Klan and interviewed them, often before tipping them off to his ethnicity.

A good number of these Klansman later became friendly with Daryl, and from the stories they told and his own experiences, he formed the basis of what would become Klan-Destine Relationships.

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Leslie ThomasJustice: “A Voice For The Dead”

Leslie Thomas has worked on a prodigious number of high-profile cases of deaths in custody during his 25-year career as a human rights barrister.

But there is one that affected him more than most. “Christopher Alder was the black paratrooper who died on camera, captured on CCTV, in [a] Hull police station. I think it was the first time I actually shed tears, when I saw the inhumanity of man towards man,” he recalls.

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