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Martinsville Seven

  • By: Amanda K. Cox
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Martinsville Seven were a group of young Black men convicted of raping a White woman in Martinsville, Virginia. Frank Hairston, Booker Milner, Joe Henry Hampton, Howard Hairston, James Luther Hairston, John Taylor, and Francis DeSales Grayson were executed in February ...

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