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  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781629798165
  • Imprint: Astra Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $29.99

Race Against Time

The Untold Story of Scipio Jones and the Battle to Save Twelve Innocent Men



Scipio Africanus Jones-a self-taught attorney who was born enslaved--leads a momentous series of court cases to save twelve black men who'd been unjustly sentenced to death.

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, and others were rounded up and arrested. Twelve of the sharecroppers were hastily tried and sentenced to death. Up stepped Scipio Africanus Jones, a self-taught lawyer who'd been born enslaved. Could he save the men's lives and set them free? Through their in-depth research and consultation with legal experts, award-winning nonfiction authors Sandra and Rich Wallace examine the complex proceedings and an unsung African American early civil rights hero.

  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781629798165
  • Imprint: Astra Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $29.99

About the authors

RICH WALLACE

Rich Wallace is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including Wrestling Sturbridge, an ALA-YALSA Best of the Best Book for Young Adults; Shots on Goal, a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book for Youth; Perpetual Check; and the Winning Season series. He coached soccer for several years, beginning when his older son joined a team in kindergarten. Rich Wallace lives in New Hampshire with his wife, author Sandra Neil Wallace. You can visit him on the Web at www.richwallacebooks.com.

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