Tuesday

Pardon ?

Getting away from the book for a moment, consider this: Gerogia is about to Pardon a Black Woman who was already Executed :

"The only woman ever executed in Georgia's electric chair is being granted a posthumous pardon, 60 years after the black maid was put to death for killing a white man she claimed held her in slavery and threatened her life.


Lena Baker--Electrocuted in 1945 after a one-day trial

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has decided to pardon Lena Baker and plans to present a proclamation to her descendants at its Aug. 30 meeting in Atlanta, board spokeswoman Scheree Lipscomb said Monday.

Baker was sentenced to die following a one-day trial before an all-white, all-male jury in Georgia."

4 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Oh no, not an all-white, all male jury!! We know those bad whities can't be trusted to be fair. And I know that since she claimed to be acting in self-defense, it must be true, because she is black, and black people don't lie, especially when they're being tried for murder by the mean white establishment. Thank goodness someone has finally set this cosmic injustice right!

loraksus said...

You're talking about Georgia 60+ years ago... "All White Jury" meant something a little different back then.

PrincessJess said...

Does everyone else see the implication of racism here? but anyway, i do feel tragic for this women, even though the pardon is kind of late but i'm sure it means a lot to her living family to clear her name off the records. still sad of what happened to her though......