In October 1919, a group of Black sharecroppers met at a church in an Arkansas village to organize a union. Bullets rained down on the meeting from outside. Many were killed by a white mob, and others were rounded up and arrested.
Twelve of the sharecroppers were hastily tried and sentenced to death. Up stepped Scipio Africanus Jones. Could he save the men’s lives and set them free?
Through their in-depth research and consultation with legal experts, award-winning nonfiction authors Sandra and Rich Wallace examine the complex proceedings and an African American early civil rights hero. [Publisher’s description.]