Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Listening In: Mississippi Execution

Last week I listened to a fascinating story on Radio Diaries (NPR) that took place in my very own hometown of Laurel, Mississippi a long time ago.

This story was no lighthearted matter but was about a woman trying to find the truth behind her grandfather's conviction for raping a white woman. Having grown up in Nevada, she had little connection with Mississippi and until her mother was sick, didn't hear much about her grandfather. After her mother died, she decided to track down the past and went to Laurel to get answers. Very interesting, especially the way that the old lines between black people and white people are grayed but still very much a reality.

To listen or read the transcript click here. Or to download it directly click ici.

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