The Way I See It-Jamala Rogers
Last month there was lots of righteous reminiscing about the tragedy of four little girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. In 1963, the Klu Klux Klan had no problem in ratcheting up their racist attacks to stop de-segregration by targeting the hallowed ground of black worship. The KKK did so with callous disregard for the obvious human collateral. There are four little boys who are a part of my life’s struggle and my motivation for making this a better place to live, play and grow for our society’s most vulnerable citizens. I share their tragic stories.
George Junious Stinney, Jr. holds a unique but horrific place in U.S. history: At 14 years old he is the youngest to be executed on death row. In 1944 George was accused of killing two white girls in a small South Carolina town. Under the threat of death, the family fled in the dark of night with nothing but the clothes on their backs. George was summarily charged, convicted by all white jury in 10 minutes and and electrocuted, all in less than three months. Read more