Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham

Murder on Shades Mountain

By Melanie Morrison.  Tells the story of an attack that occurred in 1931 on three white women in a remote area of Alabama and its tragic aftermath. Reveals how the judicial system could function as a lynch mob in the Jim Crow South and sheds new light on the struggle for justice in Depression-era Birmingham. Read more.