The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South

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The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South

Authors

Gilbert King

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Book

Description

The true story of how a young Cajun lawyer, Bertrand DeBlanc, fought to save 17-year-old Willie Francis from the electric chair. In deciding Willie's fate the courts and the country would be forced to ask questions about capital punishment that remain unresolved today.

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Basic Civitas Books

City

New York

State

NY

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction

The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South

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