Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Free Captain Kidd Campaign
In 2001, 300 years after Kidd's execution on May 23rd 1701, Magic Torch attempted the unlikely...seeking a posthumous pardon for his crimes. We wrote letters, printed badges, restaged the sham trial...it was more of a symbolic act than a fight for justice. It was certainly more successful as a symbolic act.
Three years ago, another group, led by American researchers and with the support of MSP Bill Kidd (seriously...no relation) tried, perhaps just a little more seriously than we did to get him pardoned as well....getting as far as a parliamentary motion.
Today for the first time, we are making documents and correspondence from the campaign available from our archive.
Documents From the Free Captain Kidd Campaign 2001
You may also enjoy this photo of one of our very popular campaign teeshirts.