On March 5th, 1959, 21 black teenagers were burned to death at the Negro Boys Industrial School in Wrightsville, Arkansas after their #dorm
was padlocked from the outside & #mysteriously
The old, run-down, & low-funded facility , just 15 minutes south of Little Rock, housed 69 #teens
from ages 13-17. Most were either homeless or incarcerated for petty crimes such as stealing bikes & doing Halloween pranks. 48 boys managed to escape the fire.
Some said the #fire
could have ignited from faulty wiring, but locals & experts who examined the case believe it was murder.
The Arkansas State Commission #awarded
$2,500 to the estates of each of the 21 #boys
. No one was ever indicted.
Victims : Amos Gyce, 16; Frank Barnes, 15; R.D. Brown, 16; Jessie Carpenter Jr., 16; Joe Crittenden, 16; John Daniel, 16; Willie G. Horner, 16; Roy Chester Powell, 16; Cecil Preston, 17; Carl E. Thornton, 15; Johnnie Tillison, 16; Edward Tolston Jr., 15; and Charles White, 15. William Piggee, 13, O.T. Meadows, 13; Henry Daniels, 15; John Alfred George, 15; Roy Hegwood, 15; Willie Lee Williams, 15; Lindsey Cross, 14; Charles L. Thomas, 15 😢
Black History... Black History is #myhistory #yourhistory #blackhistoryeveryday #blackhistory365
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