The Walls of Jericho
In 1960, a shotgun blast shattered the heavy silence of a muggy July night in Lafayette County, Mississippi, and the life of Reverend Elijah Hall was lost. The hostile racial climate of the country enabled a group of four teenage boys to take a black man’s life without any repercussions. Forty years later a trial is finally held and a powerful politician is charged with the murder. Will the Senator be found guilty for the crime, or will his connections allow him to literally get away with murder?
In spite of a civil rights law passed by Congress in 1957, throughout the South, blacks who asserted their constitutional rights to vote often faced physical violence. This story will take you back to a time of intolerance and injustice and remind you of the turmoil of the civil rights movement. Author Jack Ford has captured the bleak history of racism in the old south in The Walls of Jericho. This is a powerful, amazing story and I will be recommending to everyone I know.
|Page Count||314 pages|
|Publisher||Bascom Hill Publishing Group|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|