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The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder and the Search for Justice In the American South

4 Ratings: 2.5
2008 non-fiction book by Gilbert King

On May 3, 1946, in picturesque St. Martinville, Louisiana, a seventeen year-old black boy was scheduled for execution by electric chair inside of a tiny redbrick jail.  Charged with the murder of a local Cajun pharmacist, Willie Francis’s … see full wiki

Author: Gilbert Kingl
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: Basic Civitas Books
Date Published: March 31, 2008
2 reviews about The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder...
review by . December 28, 2009
The story of Willie Francis will outrage and sadden you.
Every time I read a book like "The Execution of Willie Francis:  Race, Murder and the Search for Justice In The American South" I wonder aloud why I had never come across anything about this incident before.  American history is replete with long forgotten and fascinating tales like this one and author Gilbert King has come up with a real winner here.  "The Execution of Willie Francis" is a riveting book that paints a vivid portrait of life in the Louisiana …
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