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George Stinney Jr. (October 21, 1929 - June 16, 1944) was the youngest person legally executed in 20th century America. He was convicted of the rape and murder of Betty June Binnicker, age 11, and Mary Emma Thames, age 8, in Alcolu, South Carolina, during a trial that lasted less than three hours, with jury deliberation of 10 minutes. There was no written record of his confession...

South Carolina judge tosses conviction of black teen executed in George Stinney Jr appears in an undated police booking photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Last meal - WTF fun fact

Last meal - WTF fun fact

One of the great film from Tom Hanks, there is ugly face of everyone, God forgive people who admit their fault and that is true. Such emotional when Paul (Tom Hanks) and his fellows have to crucify a good man, a man who was innocent and with love and truthful. The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. Released: 10 December 1999

Applications of the Death Penalty: The Electric Chair

The Green Mile 1999 / Frank Darabont / Tom Hanks / Michael Clarke Duncan / David Morse / Barry Pepper / James Cromwell / Doug Hutchison / Michael Jeter / Bonnie Hunt

The Only Woman Electrocuted in Georgia's Electric Chair Such is the story of Lena Baker, an African-American mother of three, who was electrocuted at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville. She was convicted for the fatal shooting of E. B. Knight, a white Cuthbert, Georgia mill operator she was hired to care for after he broke his leg. She was 44 and the only woman ever executed in Georgia’s electric chair. For Baker, a Black maid in the segregated south in the 1940’s, her s...

Ga. Woman Pardoned 60 Years After Her Execution

The Only Woman Electrocuted in Georgia's Electric Chair Such is the story of Lena Baker, an African-American mother of three, who was electrocuted at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville. She was convicted for the fatal shooting of E. B. Knight, a white Cuthbert, Georgia mill operator she was hired to care for after he broke his leg. She was 44 and the only woman ever executed in Georgia’s electric chair. For Baker, a Black maid in the segregated south in the 1940’s, her s...

He was 14 yrs. 6mos. and 5 days old --- the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th Century George Junius Stinney, Jr.,[b. 1929 - d. 1944]In a South Carolina prison more than sixty-six years ago, guardswalked a 14-year-old boy, bible tucked under his arm, to the electricchair. At 5' 1" and 95 pounds, the straps didn’t fit, and anelectrode was too big for his leg

George Junius Stinney, Jr, - was 14 years, 6 months and 5 days old --- the youngest person executed in the United States. He was only and weighed 95 pounds so the straps on the electric chair didn’t fit.

1946 May 3rd, 1946 Black Teen Survives Louisiana Electric Chair

A History of Racial Injustice - Equal Justice Initiative

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. A true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law. Set in 1949 in Lake Co. Florida, the center of the orange industry, it chronicles a case from the days before Brown v. Board of Education in which the young civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall defended a boy slated for the electric chair and saving him, against all odds.

April 2014 - "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America" by Gilbert King

He was 14 yrs. 6mos. and 5 days old --- the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th Century George Junius Stinney, Jr.,[b. 1929 - d. 1944]In a South Carolina prison more than sixty-six years ago, guards walked a 14-year-old boy, bible tucked under his arm, to the electric chair. At 5' 1" and 95 pounds, the straps didn’t fit, and an electrode was too big for his leg

South Carolina judge tosses conviction of black teen executed in George Stinney Jr appears in an undated police booking photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Youngest person to be executed in the last 100 years of US history, 14 year old George Stinney was convicted of murdering two white girls with insufficient evidence in less than a day. He was executed 80 days later in the electric chair which was too big for his tiny body. His supporters have asked for a retrial in January 2014. Don't know if it was granted...

(AP) — Supporters of a black boy executed in 1944 for killing two white girls are asking a South Carolina judge to take the un.

On June 16, 1944, a black 14-year-old boy was executed in the electric chair in South Carolina. Three months earlier, George Stinney, Jr. and his sister were playing in their yard when they were approached by twoOn June 16, 1944, a black 14-year-old boy was executed in the electric chair in South Carolina. Three months earlier, George Stinney, Jr. and his sister were playing in their yard when they were approached by two young white girls who were looking for flowers. The girls never…

On June 16, 1944, a black 14-year-old boy was executed in the electric chair in South Carolina. Three months earlier, George Stinney, Jr. and his sister were playing in their yard when they were approached by twoOn June 16, 1944, a black 14-year-old boy was executed in the electric chair in South Carolina. Three months earlier, George Stinney, Jr. and his sister were playing in their yard when they were approached by two young white girls who were looking for flowers. The girls never…

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