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George Stinney

Updated: Feb 1, 2021

Injustices committed against blacks-George Junius Stinney Jr- In 1944 George was the youngest person to be put to death in the United States.

The 14-year-old boy was accused of killing two white girls aged 11 and 7. The bodies of the girls were found next to George’s home.

George was subsequently arrested and convicted for the murders by an all-white jury after just a 2-hour trial. He was convicted solely on false eyewitness accounts.

The judge took little time to pass the death sentence, just 10 minutes after the trial he ordered George to the face electric chair.

During the trial, George could not have a lawyer and always claimed he was innocent. George's parents were also threatened and told they could not enter the courtroom to see their son's trial. They even expelled his parents from the city.

George was electrocuted with 5,380 volts and 70 years too late, a judge proved his innocence in South Carolina.

A movie named 83 days was made portraying George’s 81 days in solitary confinement in a prison 80 miles away from his home without being able to see his parents or a lawyer.

George was simply guilty of being black.