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The Execution of Willie Francis

Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South

by Gilbert King

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

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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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