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Magnitude of the Death Row escape on May 31, 1984 of six condemned men (Linwood Briley, James Briley, Earl Clanton, Jr., Willie Leroy Jones, Derick Lynn Peterson, and Lem Tuggle) incarcerated in the Mecklenburg Correction Center in Boydton, Virginia is chronicled.

The terror it inspired in Virginia and up and down the East Coast, and even into Canada, evoked memories of the numerous exploits of fugitives and out-laws on the run in Black folktales, Black toasts, Black music, and Black literature.

ISBN

9780870495120

Publication Date

1987

Publisher

University of Tennessee Press

City

Knoxville

Keywords

Mecklenburg Six, Black folklore, escape theme

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

English

Disciplines

African American Studies | English Language and Literature | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

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Long Gone: The Mecklenburg Six and the Theme of Escape in Black Folklore

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