Image for the poem GEORGE STINNEY JUNIOR


21 October 1929- 16 June 1944(aged 14)
The youngest child to be executed
For a crime in the U.S in the twentieth century
Accused of a crime, no proof provided
Segregated time
Family forced to fled in fear of lynching
This child George stinney left to face trial alone
No confession ever recorded
Just fourteen years old
Went to trial
His young life put into the hands of
Court appointed tax lawyer Lawyer Charles Plowden
This person was meant to be his defence
Only had his own political interest in his head
No witnesses to be called, no transcript of the trial
Kangaroo court
Having the power over his young life
Forced confession
10 minutes to make a decision
George stinney was sentenced to the electric chair
A fourteen year old child to die in 83 days
His lawyer didnít even request a retrial
Five feet one not even weighing hundred pounds
On June 16, 1944 at 7.30pm
He walked to the execution chamber
With the bible under his arm
The electric chair was never meant to take a childís life
Used Godís sacred book as a booster seat to murder a child
The electric chair mask to big
Slipped off revealing his wide open tearful eyes
Fear and terror
Etched on his young face
Four minutes for this wicked injustice to be completed
69 years later his family are fighting to clear the name of

The face of this child haunts me, the wrongs hurt me. His name has to cleared so he can REST IN PEACE...
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