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Mosesian Center for the Arts

Who Will Sing for Lena?

The Lexington Players present
Who Will Sing for Lena?
April 27 – 29th, 7:30pm
April 30th, 2pm

 

Lena Baker was an African American maid in Cuthbert, Georgia who was convicted of capital murder of her white employer, Ernest Knight. She was executed by the state of Georgia in 1945. Baker was the only woman in Georgia to be executed by electrocution. The slaying and execution came during a decades-long period of state suppression of civil rights of black citizens in Georgia by the white-dominated society. It had disenfranchised blacks since the turn of the century, and imposed legal racial segregation and second-class status. At the time of the trial, a local newspaper reported that Baker was held as a “slave woman” by Knight, and that she shot him in self-defense during a struggle. In 2005, sixty years after her execution, the state of Georgia granted Baker a full and unconditional pardon.

 

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($29 online for an e-ticket; $30 at the box office/will call)
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