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Don Paine Collection of State of Tennessee v. Maurice Mays
Abstract This collection contains the materials collected by Tennessee lawyer Donald F. Paine about the murder trials of Maurice Mays in 1919 and 1921. Mays, a black restaurateur and former deputy sheriff of Knoxville, was convicted of the murder of a white woman named Bertie Lindsey in 1919. He was executed by the state on March 15, 1922, despite the concerns of respectable white and black citizens as to a fair trial and doubts about his guilt. Three series within the collection contain photocopies...
Dates: 1905-1926, 1983-2007 (bulk 1920's, 2006)