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The Eyes of Willie McGee
- A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South
- By: Alex Heard
- Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
- Length: 14 hrs
In 1945, Willie McGee, a young African-American man from Laurel, Mississippi, was sentenced to death for allegedly raping Willette Hawkins, a white housewife. At first, McGee's case was barely noticed, covered only in hostile Mississippi newspapers and far-left publications such as the Daily Worker. Then Bella Abzug, a young New York labor lawyer, was hired by the Civil Rights Congress—an aggressive civil rights organization with ties to the Communist Party of the United States—to oversee McGee's defense.
- By Julie on 04-08-16
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