Showing results by author "Alex Heard"

Categories

All Categories

1 results
Sort by
    • 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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Julie on 04-08-16

    Regular price: $31.93