The Story Of Lena Baker

@Rozie37 (15508)
May 25, 2008 12:14am CST
I had never heard of this person or her story and I must admit that I will not be seeing the movie of her life story. Things like this make me too angry. But I decided to share her story on Mylot as a tribute to her life and legacy. This is about an African American woman who was put to death on March 5, 1945, by electric chair. She had told her white boss that she was going to quit her job. He locked her up and threatned to brand her with an iron. She shot and killed him. After one day of court deliberation, the jury decided that she was lying and sentenced her to death. This took place in Georgia. The justice system of Georgia, have since apologized to her family and admitted that a charge of manslaughter would have been more appropriate and spared her life. I am glad that they have decided to do the movie, but it is just too much for me to handle. Have you ever been severely punished for trying to protect yourself from harm? If so, please share.