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George Stinney,

   George StinneyPencil Drawing by: Kenneth Reams,
Title: George Stinney,

The youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th Century.On June 16, 1944, the state of South Carolina executed (14 year old) George Stinney, Jr. Upon his execution dictionaries had to be stacked on the seat of the electric chair so that he could sit properly in the chair for his execution. *Image from South Carolina Department of Archives and History*

 

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Graphic Art by: Isa

isabelle Watson
Title: Barbara Graham,

(dubbed "Bloody Bab" by the press) was a prostitute, drug addict,and a murderer who was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1955.When Graham was strapped into the gas chamber by Warden Joe Peretti, he told her, "Now take a deep breath and it wont bother you". To which she responded,"How in the hell would you know"? After Graham's death her life story was made into a movie titled: "I WANT TO LIVE" starring Susan Hayward,who later won an Academy Award for playing Graham in the film.

On the Day I Die by: Kenneth Reams,

   

graphic art isabelle watson poem kenneth reams

Graphic Art by: Isabelle Watson -  Poem by: Kenneth Reams,
Title: On the Day I Die by: Kenneth Reams,

 

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Pencil Drawing by: Kenneth Reams,
Title: Logo Who Decides, Inc.





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Welcome to Who Decides, Inc. Who Decides, Inc. is a public-benefit organization. As a national network of activists, volunteers and dedicated people, we are committed to using various mediums of art such as creative writing, plays, visual art, dance, music and film as a way of educating society about the practice and history of capital punishment in America. The public events and forums that we present explore more than 400 years of the U.S. death penalty from all perspectives: the crime, the victims, the condemned, the methods of execution, and the laws. Our ultimate goal at Who Decides is to preserve the history of this controversial practice by establishing a national museum on the death penalty. This national museum will serve as an educational institution devoted to collecting, studying, exhibiting and interpreting America's extensive history on capital punishment.

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