Once again, the 10th grade American Studies ACS Athens students set aside the unwritten rule of a victor's justice and tried Harry S. Truman for Crimes Against Humanity. Following the first trial of this year, which was set in 1947, the second one took place in 1954. Students provided context and an array of historical figures and survivors gave testimony armed with evidence, personal experiences and music.
Lawyers were well prepared and newsreels provided perspectives of events. One jury found President Truman innocent in the first trial, while another guilty in the second.
These verdicts bring the total to Guilty X 10 - Innocent X 9.
Hercules Lianos and Marla Coklas, 10th American Studies Combo