Sarah Stegall
The incident at the river
Sat Jul 23, 11:21

If the son of a white man prominent in the community killed a black kid right after the Civil War, he wouldn’t need to flee. He could reasonably expect to be acquitted—or not even charged—since the local jury would have been made up exclusively of white males. White men have been getting away with murdering young black men for centuries.

  • To Clarify…Karen M, Wed Jul 13 23:51
    I was referring to when he left his dental practice in Griffin Georgia after being diagnosed. That was when he reportedly headed west, at least in part, for “drier climes” as advised by his doctor. Which... more
    • Where are you Doc?Eddie Lanham, Sat Jul 16 4:56
      Karen, At a young age, I became interested in Doc. We were both born in Griffin, and attended the same church. The preacher at the 1st Presbyterian told me that a famous man named John Henry Doc Holliday... more
      • Thank you EddieKaren M, Thu Jul 21 22:30
        Apologies, I did not see your message until just now. I will keep an eye out for it, thanks for the heads up! So do you think Val Kilmer got the accent right? Or at least a feasible representation?... more
        • ValEddie Lanham, Fri Jul 22 4:24
          His accent was more Charleston South Carolina. Hollywood seems to take accents to the extreme.
          • Re: ValB.J., Thu Aug 11 21:02
            Years ago, one historian familiar with period local accents said that an accent could vary between northern and southern Georgia. I don't remember who posted that, but it was very interesting.