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By Gregory A. Freeman

The John S. Williams plantation in Georgia was once operated principally with the hard work of slaves—and this used to be in 1921, fifty six years after the Civil warfare. Williams was once now not on my own in utilizing “peons,” yet his response to a federal research was once nearly unimaginable: he made up our minds to break the proof. Enlisting the help of his depended on black farm boss, Clyde Manning, he all started methodically killing his slaves. As this actual tale unfolds, each one aspect turns out extra surprising, and surprises proceed within the aftermath, with a sensational trial galvanizing the state and staining a turning element within the remedy of black Americans.

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