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Race against time : the untold story of Scipio Jones and the battle to save twelve innocent men / Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace.

Wallace, Sandra Neil, (author.). Wallace, Rich, (author.).


"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 in what became known as the Elaine Massacre. Others were rounded up and arrested. Twelve of the sharecroppers were hastily tried and sentenced to death. Scipio Africanus Jones, a self-taught lawyer who'd been born enslaved, answered the call and represented the twelve--but could he save the men's live and set them free?" -- book jacket

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781629798165
  • ISBN: 1629798169
  • Physical Description: 143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-125) and index.
Target Audience Note:
1120L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 7.8 3 511913.
Subject: Jones, Scipio Africanus, 1863-1943 > Political activity.
Jones, Scipio Africanus, 1863-1943.
Elaine Massacre, Elaine, Ark., 1919 > History.
Judges > Arkansas.
Race riots > Arkansas > History.
African American lawyers.
Racism > Arkansas.
Race relations.
Race riots > Arkansas > Phillips County > History.
Genre: Informational works.
Illustrated works.
Young adult literature.

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