Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Willie Francis vs. the State

I read this book awhile back. Broke my heart. But it's part of America's history and NOTHING TO BE PROUD ABOUT! Not a shining USA moment.

Anyhoo, read about the kid.'s 1st botched execution, the bogus trials and then the final killing blow in 1947, check out the article and consider the books below. There also was a Hollywood film made.

The 2008 book is The Execution of Willie Francis by Gilbert King.

The fictionalized account of the matter was the subject of Ernest Gaines' book A Lesson Before Dying.

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