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Collection: Facing Controversy
Hanging of Ed Purvis
Hanging of Peter Smith in Marshall, N.C.
Electric chair, Central Prison, Raleigh, N.C.
Diagram of the lethal gas chamber at Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C.
Letter from Superintendent of North Carolina Prisons Ross Pou to H. L. Canfield, the president of the North Carolina Society for the Abolition of Capital Punishment.
Copy of Hippocratic Oath (detail)
Mugshots of Frank Dove, George Williams, and Fred Dove
Bulletin of the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching
Graph from Guy Johnson's study 'The Negro and Crime'
Excerpts from a letter from Alfred Kassab to U.S. District Court Judge Algernon Butler.
Ruby McArthur to Paul Green
Statements from "Death Penalty Information Packet" published by the Institute for Southern Studies
Letter from Roger Jones of Greensboro, N.C., to State Senator McNeill Smith
Draft of S.B. 972, a bill calling for a two-year moratorium on executions in North Carolina
Jesse Helms campaign flyer
Stay of execution for Velma Barfield
Lloyd Ray Daniels to his mother
Marion Wright to Reverend Billy Graham
Reprint of "Frankie Silver's Confession"
Nell Battle Lewis
Sam Ervin, Jr.