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Race against time : the untold story of Scipio Jones and the battle to save twelve innocent men

Author: Sandra Neil Wallace; Rich Wallace
Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In October 1919, a group of Black sharecroppers met at a church in an Arkansas village to organize a union. Bullets rained down on the meeting from outside. Many were killed by a white mob in what became known as the Elaine Massacre. Others were rounded up and arrested. Twelve of the sharecroppers were hastily tried and sentenced to death. Scipio Africanus Jones, a self-taught lawyer who'd been born enslaved,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
History
Illustrated works
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Named Person: Scipio Africanus Jones; Scipio Africanus Jones; Scipio Africanus Jones; Scipio Africanus Jones
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Neil Wallace; Rich Wallace
ISBN: 9781629798165 1629798169
OCLC Number: 1228468356
Description: 143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace.

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"In October 1919, a group of Black sharecroppers met at a church in an Arkansas village to organize a union. Bullets rained down on the meeting from outside. Many were killed by a white mob in what became known as the Elaine Massacre. Others were rounded up and arrested. Twelve of the sharecroppers were hastily tried and sentenced to death. Scipio Africanus Jones, a self-taught lawyer who'd been born enslaved, answered the call and represented the twelve--but could he save the men's live and set them free?" -- book jacket

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