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On This Day In Black History Feb 3 - Black Woman and Her Children Sentenced to Die for Defending Themselves (263 hits)

On February 3, 1948, Rosa Lee Ingram, a Black woman, and two of her children, Wallace, 17, and Sammie Lee, 14, were convicted by an all-white jury in a one-day trial in Ellaville, Georgia. The three family members were sentenced to death by electric chair for killing an armed white man in self-defense after he violently assaulted and threatened them.

On November 4, 1947, a white landowner named John Stratford, armed with a shotgun and pocket knife, attacked Ms. Ingram, a widow who worked as a sharecropper on his farm near Ellaville.

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Posted By: Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
Saturday, February 3rd 2024 at 1:29PM
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