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New book details posthumous pardon of John Snowden, a Black Annapolitan accused of killing a white woman, hanged after trial

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Author and historian Scott Seligman’s latest narrative nonfiction book “A Second Reckoning: Race, Injustice, and the Last Hanging in Annapolis” released Friday, uses historical court records, newspaper coverage in the Evening Capital in 1917, and interviews with living relatives to tell the story of John Snowden’s legal journey, his descendant’s fight for justice in his name, and Maryland’s reevaluation of unjust judicial processes in the Jim Crow era.

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Source: Baltimore Sun