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Alan Bean a mild mannered white former minister working to uncover injustice and organize black opposition, in the racial controversies surrounding the Tulia 46 drug sting[1][2] in Tulia, Texas and the Jena Six controversy in Jena, Louisiana.[3][4] In 1999, Dr. Alan Bean founded the organization, Friends of Justice, an alliance of community members to advocate for criminal justice reform.[5]


  1. ^ Nate Blakeslee. Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town. New York: PublicAffairs. ISBN 1-58648-454-0.
  2. ^ "Tulia Travesty Covered Up By Texas Prosecutors and Courts". Retrieved 5 January 2008.
  3. ^ NPR: Relentless Activist Digs into Racial Controversies
  4. ^ "Jena 6 case caught up in whirlwind of distortion, opportunism". 29 September 2007. Archived from the original on 15 December 2007. Retrieved 5 January 2008.
  5. ^ "New Organizing Strategy « Friends of Justice". Archived from the original on 24 December 2007. Retrieved 5 January 2008.

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