New South Carolina Bill Seeks to Provide Reparations for the Wrongfully Executed

By Sophie Trist, DFLA Messaging Director  On June 16, 1944, fourteen-year-old George Stinney Jr. became the youngest person to be legally executed in the United States. George Stinney was poor and Black, and he had the misfortune of encountering Betty June Binnicker and Mary Emma Thames just hours before they were murdered. After a trial … Continue reading New South Carolina Bill Seeks to Provide Reparations for the Wrongfully Executed