Charlie Brooks, Jr. Family Collection

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Charlie Brooks, Jr. Family Collection

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A collection of correspondence and ephemera provided to the Texas After Violence Project by the family of Charlie Brooks, Jr.

Items in the Charlie Brooks, Jr. Family Collection Collection

Letter from Charlie Brooks, Jr. to Keith Brooks, dated January 24, 1982
In this hand-written letter on yellow legal pad paper, Charlie Brooks, Jr. addresses his son Keith Brooks. In the letter, Brooks describes his disappointment at not being able to visit with his family, and he touches on Keith's relationship with his…

Letter from Charlie Brooks, Jr. to Keith Brooks, Dated February 6, 1981
In a typed letter on white paper Charlie Brooks, Jr. addresses his son, Keith Brooks. He tells Keith to not let criticism affect him. He also writes about their visitation problem and how they can fix it. He ends the letter with a message about…

Postcard of Swift Meat Packing Plant, Fort Worth
Photo of a meat packing plant, Swift Packing Co., in Fort Worth, TX. This is where Charlie Jr.’s father worked.

Letter from Charlie Brooks Jr. to Keith Brooks on November 26, 1980
This was a letter from Charlie Brooks Jr. to his son, Keith. His father wrote to him about his life and his appreciation of Keith's schooling and job training. He discusses his goal of becoming a lawyer as well and talks about their communication…

Letter from Charlie Brooks Jr. to Keith Brooks Dated between October 2, 1981 - October 4, 1981
Charlie Brooks writes to Keith after having a surprise visit earlier that day. He recounts how great it is to see his son and to be able to update each other on life events. He later speaks about trying to get a court appeal. The envelope has an…

Inmate Request to Major Murdock from Charlie Brooks, Jr., Dated February 3, 1981
Charlie Brooks, Jr. wrote a request to arrange a visitation from his son Keith Brooks to Major Murdoch. The Major replied saying that Keith needs to put Charlie on his visiting list and other instructions Keith needs to do in order to visit Charlie…

 Letter from Charlie Brooks Jr. to Keith Brooks on December 13, 1980
This was another letter from Charlie Brooks Jr. to his son. In the letter, Brooks talked about not receiving a letter back from his son. He also talks about his Lawyer’s Assistant course and hopes to hear back from his son soon.

Letter from Charlie Brooks Jr. to Keith Brooks Dated February 11, 1982
Charlie Brooks writes to his son Keith to thank him for presenting his case to his brother and to update him on life events. He suggests a radio station that focuses on Keith’s interest in black consciousness. He further asks Keith to keep in…

Picture of Protesters Supporting Lethal Injection
A picture of eight white protestors who are holding signs in support of lethal injection. The signs read “Kill ‘em in the vein, make it good” and “Justice finally prevails” with syringes on them.

Letter from Charlie Brooks Jr. to Keith Brooks Dated July 12, 1981
Charlie advises Keith to keep in contact with his family and not become too isolated by sharing a story of when he found out Keith was first born. Charlie also informs him that the Supreme Court refuses to review his case again and updates him on his…

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