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Born Guilty / Né coupable

A powerful novel based on the true story of 14-year-old George Stinney, convicted and electrocuted without a single piece of evidence. A chilling example of institutional racism.
On March 23, 1944 segregation was in full swing in South Carolina. George Stinney, a 14-year-old African-American boy, is arrested for the murder of two white girls. The boy, who admits to have met them a few hours before they disappeared, is the perfect culprit for the sheriff. Questioned and forced to sign a confession he does not understand, he is transferred to prison without seeing his parents again. George’s family is powerless and is not even allowed to attend his trial. The jury, composed of twelve white men, will need only ten minutes to convict George, 83 days after his arrest. George Stinney is the youngest person in the 20th century to die in the electric chair.

Florence Cadier

Location/set: 1944, North Carolina

This title is supported by Amnesty International. 

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