Eating our Young

The Hanging of 12-Year-old Hannah Ocuish

THE EXECUTION OF CHILDREN is one of the darkest legacies of America’s slavery and capital punishment histories. Between 1642 and 1924, an estimated 102 American juveniles were convicted and executed prior to their eighteenth birthday. Around 20 of those juveniles were Virginians, all of them Black, and all whose ages have been verified as under 18 by various sources…

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Dale M. Brumfield

Dale M. Brumfield

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Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 11 books. More at www.dalebrumfield.net.