The Youngest Person Executed in the United States in the 20th Century

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June 16, 2011

One June 16th, 1944, the United States executed a 14 year old boy. His name was George Junius Stinney Jr.

There is good reason to believe Stinney’s confession was coerced, and that his execution was just another injustice blacks suffered in Southern courtrooms in the first half of the 1900s. Read More

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