By David Stout
Based on actual occasions, a chilling story of homicide and injustice within the Jim Crow South
As a fourteen-year-old black boy dwelling in Forties South Carolina, Linus Bragg may still recognize greater than to persist with the 2 bicycling white ladies. yet whatever approximately Sue Ellen and Cindy Lou compels him. possibly it’s the best way Cindy Lou speaks to him, or how Sue Ellen sits on her motorbike. regardless of the cause, he follows the women into the woods. It’s the worst mistake he ever makes. whilst he comes into the clearing, either ladies are lifeless and younger Linus is the traditional suspect. 40 years later, a nephew of Linus’s returns to South Carolina, desirous about this darkish second in his family’s previous. to discover the fourth one that visited the clearing that day capacity reopening a sinister bankruptcy of the small town’s historical past, which convinced evil males had concept closed forever.
Carolina Skeletons is predicated at the 1944 case of George Stinney Jr., who, on the age of fourteen, turned the youngest individual completed within the usa through the 20th century. After a swiftly scheduled listening to just a couple of hours lengthy, the jury quick charged him with a double homicide. He was once positioned to dying 3 months later.
A haunting trip into America’s shameful prior, Carolina Skeletons deftly explores how history’s skeletons infrequently remain hidden without end.
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