The Martinsville Seven: 70 Years Later
On February 2, 1951 (70 years ago) #BookerTMillner was electrocuted for the alleged rape of a white woman in #MartinsvilleVirginia. Millner was one of 7 Black men known collectively as the #MartinsvilleSeven who were executed after Ruby Floyd accused them of rape in 1949. At the time, it was the state's largest execution for a single crime.
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