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The execution of Willie Francis : race, murder, and the search for justice in the American South

Author: Gilbert King
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.--From amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
King, Gilbert.
Execution of Willie Francis.
New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2008
(DLC) 2007042051
(OCoLC)175217853
Named Person: Willie Francis; Willie Francis
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert King
ISBN: 9780786744138 0786744138 9780786746507 0786746505
OCLC Number: 608228495
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 362 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Prologue: the curse of St. Martinville --
Face of a killer --
Like shines in a rooster's tail --
To dry the tears of those who still weep here --
So many heart-breaking scenes --
A short story --
Those slips will happen --
the abysmal darkness --
We do not have any bad Negroes here any more --
For heaven's sake he's just a kid --
Nothing against the boy --
Murder at midnight --
A boy on the threshold of eternity --
Praying harder than ever --
Get to the law --
Weeping no tears --
Just like a movie star --
Better with an ax --
Strong and easy boy --
A disgraceful and inhuman exhibition --
My hell on earth --
Ruining my life --
See you on the other side --
The nerve to kill a man --
No matter how small.
Responsibility: Gilbert King.

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