Sand Through the Hourglass

How to schedule an execution

When Rainey Bethea was put to death on August 14, 1936, most of the United States had ceased public executions. Most. Kentucky was not among them. According to the jury, Bethea deserved to be executed publicly. I’m sure his race had nothing to do with it (eye roll.)

Rainey Bethea was a young black man convicted of a few minor, non-violent…



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Kathy Copeland Padden

is a music fanatic, classic film aficionado, and history buff surfing the End Times wave like a boss. Come along!