November 4, 2019

Frankie Silver: A Woman Hanged | Episode 3, part 3, “Frankie at Rest”

“Frankie Silver: A Woman Hanged” is the story of a gruesome death, prisoner disguise and escape, and the eventual hanging of a young woman found guilty of murdering her husband in 1831.  Episode 3, the final in the Frankie Silver series, host Andrea Gabriel talks with archivists Chris Meekins and Debbie Blake about Frankie Silver's escape; pleas for her pardon, her eventual hanging, and ways that her story resonates in contemporary times.

Special guests: Singer/songwriter Joe Newberry (http://joenewberry.me/wordpress/), NY best-seller Sharyn McCrumb (http://www.sharynmccrumb.com/)

See the documents mentioned in the episode at the State Archives of North Carolina's History For All the People blog.

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