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While the ruling reopens the cases for a retrial, Conway waived his right to a new trial and opted for time-served for the crime and five years probation. Many of the police officers involved in the case are upset about Conway’s release and believe he’s still guilty.

While in jail, Conway founded a prison mentoring program which helped young black male prisoners. At Morgan State University, an HBCU in Maryland, the Eddie Conway Liberation Institute trains students in public policy and political activism.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Marshall “Eddie” Conway  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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