Today In History: Exactly 76 Years Ago Today, 14-Year-Old Black American, George Stinney Was Put To Death For A Crime He Did Not Commit, Only To Be Exonerated 70 Years Later

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On June 16, 1944, George Stinney Jr., a ninety-pound, black, fourteen-year-old boy, was executed in the electric chair in Columbia, South Carolina. Three months earlier, on March 24, George and his sister were playing in their yard when two young white girls briefly approached and asked where they could find flowers. Hours later, the girls … Read more