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."