The Martinsville Seven Martinsville Seven: Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment

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The Martinsville Seven Martinsville Seven: Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment - Rise, Eric W

In January 1949 a thirty-two-year-old white woman in Martinsville, Virginia, accused seven young black men of raping her. Within two days state and local police had rounded up all the suspects and extracted confessions from them. In a series of trials that lasted eleven days, all were found guilty and sentenced to death - a sentence that was ... Read More

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