Just Mercy

Just Mercy


Bryan Stevenson

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George Stinney Character Analysis

George Stinney was a fourteen-year-old African American boy executed in South Carolina in the 1930’s. George helped a search party look for two missing white girls and was later falsely arrested for their murders. Decades after George’s death, an important white man in the community admitted to killing the girls.
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George Stinney Character Timeline in Just Mercy

The timeline below shows where the character George Stinney appears in Just Mercy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8: All God’s Children
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Systemic Power, Oppression, and Dehumanization Theme Icon
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...rare in the past, with the exception of black youth. In South Carolina in 1944, George Stinney , a black fourteen-year-old, helped locals search for two missing white girls. George told the... (full context)