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Monday, October 3, 2011
Duyer Discusses 'Gallows on the Marsh' Thursday, October 6

Gallows on the MarshSALISBURY, MD---Long before Casey Anthony or O.J. Simpson, the nation was enthralled by the trial of William Lee.

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In 1906, Lee, an African American, was sent to jail in Eastville, VA, for the rape of a woman in Somerset County, MD. His capture and subsequent state execution grabbed the attention of political leaders in Maryland and Virginia, sparking a heated and long-standing debate on capital punishment and the authority of the state.

More than a century later, author Brooks Miles Barnes explored the controversy in his book Gallows on the Marsh. Historian Linda Duyer discusses the book 7 p.m. Thursday, October 6, at Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, 190 Wayne St.

Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6013 or visit the Nabb Research Center Web site at http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu.



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