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The Eyes of Willie McGee

by Alex Heard

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24246633M
ISBN 109780061993565

  A thorough revisiting of the Mississippi black-white rape case that ended in the electric chair. Determining that there were too many holes in the case against Willie McGee—despite three trials, appeals and public outcry—Outside editorial director Heard (Apocalypse Pretty Soon: Travels in End-Time America, ), born in Jackson, Miss., decided to start his investigation from scratch Author: Alex Heard. Heard’s book is full of famous names Faulkner, Azbug, Einstein, Robeson, Mailer people who campaigned to save Willie McGee in America and around the world. His close contacts with the families of McGee and Hawkins, and his on-the-ground work to uncover the facts, are fascinating though frustrating, since much of the evidence is.

  A gripping saga of race and retribution in the Deep South and a story whose haunting details echo the themes of To Kill a Mockingbird In , Willie McGee, a young African-American man from Laurel, Mississippi, was sentenced to death for allegedly raping Willette Hawkins, a white housewife. At first, McGee's case was barely noticed, covered Author: Alex Heard.   A gripping saga of race and retribution in the Deep South and a story whose haunting details echo the themes of To Kill a Mockingbird In , Willie McGee, a young African-American man from Laurel, Mississippi, was sentenced to death for allegedly raping Willette Hawkins, a white housewife. At first, McGee's case was barely noticed, covered only in hostile Mississippi newspapers and far-left Brand: Harperaudio.

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In contrast to their reports, “The Eyes of Willie McGee” does not crackle with rage, despite its horrific ending: on May 8,McGee was electrocuted in the local courthouse, leaving an. What begets a work like 'The Eyes of Willie McGee,' a book that should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U.S.

history. For journalist Alex Heard the moment of conception began a Author: Steve Fiffer. The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South - Kindle edition by Heard, Alex.

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by Alex Heard. On Sale: 05/10/   The Eyes of Willie McGee. A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South. Alex Heard. Harper: pp., $ In Jim Crow’s dark closet, countless skeletons lie.

Alex Heard discussed his book at TurnRow Books in Greenwood, Mississippi. Alex Heard, editorial director for Outside magazine, recounts the death penalty trial of Willie McGee.

InMr. McGee. The Eyes of Willie McGee audiobook, by Alex Heard A gripping saga of race and retribution in the Deep South and a story whose haunting details echo the themes of To Kill a MockingbirdInWillie McGee, a young African-American man from Laurel, Mississippi, was sentenced to death for allegedly raping Willette Hawkins, a white housewife.3/5.

The Eyes of Willie McGee A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South (Book): Heard, Alex: "A saga of race and retribution in the deep South that says as much about Mississippi today as it does about the mysteries of the past"--Provided by publisher.

InWillie McGee, a young African-American man from Laurel, Mississippi, was sentenced to death for allegedly raping Willette Hawkins, a white housewife. At first, McGee's case was barely noticed, covered only in hostile Mississippi newspapers and far-left publications such as the Daily Worker.

The New York Times Book Review. The Eyes of Willie McGee should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U.S.

history A vivid, and essential, story of a rape trial and conviction, lynch mobs and complex personal relationships. The Chicago Tribune/5(7). The Eyes of Willie McGee is a true story of race, rape, trial, punishment, politics, history, and family set partly in the past and partly in the ily, it’s the first complete account of a famous episode from the early days of the civil rights movement: a Mississippi courtroom drama that made national and international headlines during a five-year legal battle that started right.

The Eyes of Willie McGee by Alex Heard pages *** About the Book *** Mississippi, Willamette Hawkins, a white woman, accuses W. If you’ve read The Eyes of Willie McGee, you know there was considerable mystery surrounding a woman named Rosalee McGee, who told McGee’s defense lawyers that she was his wife and the mother of his four also presented herself, in a sworn statement, as a witness to the love affair that he said he’d had for years with the woman who accused him of rape, Willette Hawkins.

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On May 8,in Laurel, Mississippi, a year-old African-American man named Willie McGee was electrocuted for raping Willette Hawkins, a year-old white housewife and mother of three. Yet as Heard reveals in “The Eyes of Willie McGee,” something made this case different.

Indeed, the forgotten story, while it mirrors “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has all the complexity of. A magisterial book.", " The Eyes of Willie McGee should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U.S. history A vivid, and essential, story of a rape trial and conviction, lynch mobs and complex personal relationships.", â The Eyes of Willie McGee re-creates a drama of race, class, crime, and politics that helped set the.

This video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue. After I read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird, I was offered The Eyes of Willie McGee to review. And frankly, it was impossible to turn it down. Here's a real-life version of the trial in To Kill a Mockingbird, though it's far murkier and McGee was an African-American man who, inwas sentenced to death for raping a white housewife, Willette Hawkins.“The Eyes of Willie McGee re-creates a drama of race, class, crime, and politics that helped set the stage for both the McCarthy Era and the civil rights revolution.

Heard’s story reads like “Radical Chic” in /5(15).