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Subseries 2.1
The Condemnation of Little B., 1994-2007
Boxes 3 - 10, 42 and OP 1

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of research, notes, chapter outlines, and drafts of Brown's 2002 biography The Condemnation of Little B., detailing the 1997 case of thirteen-year-old Michael "Little B" Lewis, who was tried as an adult and convicted of murder in Atlanta, Georgia. The subseries also contains correspondence between Brown and her publisher, Beacon Press, and her literary agency, Dijkstra, and financial information, such as royalty statements and travel receipts. A significant portion of the subseries is legal records documenting the State of Georgia v. Michael Lewis, including briefs, an application for habeas corpus with supporting materials, an amended motion for new trial, witness statements, evidentiary documents about victim Darrell Woods, and police statements. Material relating to the court case also contains correspondence from Lewis to Brown, in which Lewis addresses Brown as "mom," as well as letters between Brown and lawyers discussing Lewis' legal fees. The majority of the correspondence relating to the case documents the Michael Lewis Defense fund, a fund established to help with Lewis' legal fees and to publicize the injustice of Lewis' incarceration.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Michael Lewis' medical records are closed until his death.

The Condemnation of Little B.
Box Folder Content
3 19 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Little B. article, 1997
3 20 Beacon Press, author questionnaire, 2001
3 21 Beacon Press, publishing agreement, 1998
3 22 Book jacket text draft, 2001-2002
3 23 Book reviews, 1998-2003
3 24 "Chapter one: Black Man Child," 1998
4 1 "Chapter three: Evil in the City," 1994-2001 [1 of 3]
4 2 "Chapter three: Evil in the City," 1994-2001 [2 of 3]
4 3 "Chapter three: Evil in the City," 1994-2001 [3 of 3]
4 4 "Chapter four: Atlanta Hub of the New South," 1996-2001 [1 of 2]
4 5 "Chapter four: Atlanta Hub of the New South," 1996-2001 [2 of 2]
4 6 "Chapter five: The Bluff," 1991-2000 [1 of 4]
4 7 "Chapter five: The Bluff," 1991-2000 [2 of 4]
4 8 "Chapter five: The Bluff," 1991-2000 [3 of 4]
4 9 "Chapter five: The Bluff," 1991-2000 [4 of 4]
4 10 "Chapter six: Little B.," 1995-2001 [1 of 3]
4 11 "Chapter six: Little B.," 1995-2001 [2 of 3]
4 12 "Chapter six: Little B.," 1995-2001 [3 of 3]
4 13 "Chapter seven: Superpredator or Outcast," 1996-2001 [1 of 4]
4 14 "Chapter seven: Superpredator or Outcast," 1996-2001 [2 of 4]
4 15 "Chapter seven: Superpredator or Outcast," 1996-2001 [3 of 4]
5 1 "Chapter seven: Superpredator or Outcast," 1996-2001 [4 of 4]
5 2 "Chapter eight: Monticello Revisited," 1996-2001
5 3 "Chapter nine: Post-Emancipation Fight for Freedom; Chapter ten: This Little Light Extinguished," 1991-2001 [1 of 3]
5 4 "Chapter nine: Post-Emancipation Fight for Freedom; Chapter ten: This Little Light Extinguished," 1991-2001 [2 of 3]
5 5 "Chapter nine: Post-Emancipation Fight for Freedom; Chapter ten: This Little Light Extinguished," 1991-2001 [3 of 3]
5 6 "Chapter eleven: Marching from Monticello," 1994-2001 [1 of 5]
5 7 "Chapter eleven: Marching from Monticello," 1994-2001 [2 of 5]
5 8 "Chapter eleven: Marching from Monticello," 1994-2001 [3 of 5]
5 9 "Chapter eleven: Marching from Monticello," 1994-2001 [4 of 5]
5 10 "Chapter eleven: Marching from Monticello," 1994-2001 [5 of 5]
5 11 "Chapter twelve: The Abandonment," 1993-2001 [1 of 8]
5 12 "Chapter twelve: The Abandonment," 1993-2001 [2 of 8]
5 13 "Chapter twelve: The Abandonment," 1993-2001 [3 of 8]
5 14 "Chapter twelve: The Abandonment," 1993-2001 [4 of 8]
6 1 "Chapter twelve: The Abandonment," 1993-2001 [5 of 8]
6 2 "Chapter twelve: The Abandonment," 1993-2001 [6 of 8]
6 3 "Chapter twelve: The Abandonment," 1993-2001 [7 of 8]
6 4 "Chapter twelve: The Abandonment," 1993-2001 [8 of 8]
6 5 "Chapter thirteen: Tromp L'oeil," 1996-2001 [1 of 3]
6 6 "Chapter thirteen: Tromp L'oeil," 1996-2001 [2 of 3]
6 7 "Chapter thirteen: Tromp L'oeil," 1996-2001 [3 of 3]
6 8 "Chapter fourteen: The Innocence of Little B.," 1994-2001 [1 of 3]
6 9 "Chapter fourteen: The Innocence of Little B.," 1994-2001 [2 of 3]
6 10 "Chapter fourteen: The Innocence of Little B.," 1994-2001 [3 of 3]
6 11 "Chapter fifteen: The Appeal," 2001
6 12 Chapter outlines, 1998-2000 [1 of 2]
6 13 Chapter outlines, 1998-2000 [2 of 2]
6 14 Correspondence, 1997-2000
7 1 Correspondence, 2001-2004
7 2 Correspondence, undated
7 3 Dijkstra Literary Agency, agreement and book proposal, 1997-1998
7 4 Draft, 1998-1999 [1 of 4]
7 5 Draft, 1998-1999 [2 of 4]
7 6 Draft, 1998-1999 [3 of 4]
7 7 Draft, 1998-1999 [4 of 4]
7 8 Draft, 2002 [1 of 3]
7 9 Draft, 2002 [2 of 3]
7 10 Draft, 2002 [3 of 3]
7 11 Draft, "Final Draft," 1999 [1 of 3]
7 12 Draft, "Final Draft," 1999 [2 of 3]
7 13 Draft, "Final Draft," 1999 [3 of 3]
7 14 Draft, "Final Draft 2," 2001 [1 of 3]
7 15 Draft, "Final Draft 2," 2001 [2 of 3]
7 16 Draft, "Final Draft 2," 2001 [3 of 3]
7 17 Drafted endnotes, undated [1 of 2]
8 1 Drafted endnotes, undated [2 of 2]
8 2 Factsheet, fact checks, and proofreading guide, 1995-2001
8 3 Financial, 2002-2005
8 4 Footnotes and acknowledgments, 1996-2001
8 5 Other notes and research, 1991-2002 [1 of 2]
8 6 Other notes and research, 1991-2002 [2 of 2]
OP1 - Posters, circa 1990s-2000s
State of Georgia v. Michael Lewis
8 7 Affidavits, 1997-2005
8 8 Amended motion for new trial, 1997-2004 [1 of 2]
8 9 Amended motion for new trial, 1997-2004 [2 of 2]
8 10 Applications for visitation privilege, 2002
8 11 Ash, Peter, curriculum vitae, 2004
8 12 Brief of appellant, 2003-2004 [1 of 2]
8 13 Brief of appellant, 2003-2004 [2 of 2]
8 14 Brief on behalf of appellee by Attorney General, 2004
8 15 Business cards, undated
8 16 Correspondence, 1996, 2000
8 17 Correspondence, 2001-2002 [1 of 2]
8 18 Correspondence, 2001-2002 [2 of 2]
8 19 Correspondence, 2003-2004
8 20 Correspondence, 2005-2008
9 1 Correspondence, undated
9 2 Georgia Bureau of Investigation, documents on Darrell Woods, 2006
9 3 "Habeas corpus application, final draft," 2006
9 4 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [1 of 12]
9 5 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [2 of 12]
9 6 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [3 of 12]
9 7 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [4 of 12]
9 8 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [5 of 12]
9 9 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [6 of 12]
9 10 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [7 of 12]
9 11 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [8 of 12]
9 12 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [9 of 12]
9 13 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [10 of 12]
9 14 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [11 of 12]
9 15 Habeas corpus application and supporting materials, 2005-2007 [12 of 12]
9 16 Incident reports, 1997-2004
9 17 Inmate property disposal agreement, 2002
9 18 Irievisions, 2003
AV1 - Irievisions, LIBRADIO, "Conscious Rasta report with Ras Sabur Tafari, part one," undated [CD-ROM]
AV1 - Irievisions, LIBRADIO, "Conscious Rasta report with Ras Sabur Tafari, part two," undated [CD-ROM]
BD1 - Irievisions, Tafari, Ras Sabur, "This Land is My Land," 2003 [CD-ROM]
10 1 Jury selection, 1997 [1 of 2]
10 2 Jury selection, 1997 [2 of 2]
42 1 Lewis, Michael, psychological evaluation report, Atlanta public schools, 1995 [RESTRICTED]
AV1 - Little B. sentencing, 1997 [original: VHS]
10 3 MacArthur Juvenile Competence Study, 2003
10 4 Michael Lewis Defense Committee, 2002-2004
10 5 Michael Lewis legal fees, 2000-2003
10 6 Open records requests, 2006-2007 [1 of 3]
10 7 Open records requests, 2006-2007 [2 of 3]
10 8 Open records requests, 2006-2007 [3 of 3]
10 9 Other notes and research, 2000-2007
10 10 Phillips State of Prison assault case, 2003
10 11 Photographs, undated
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