Informative speech on George Stinney Jr.A. Info research analysisThe general purpose of the speech was to inform people about the civil injustice being done against the African American community in the United States. The specific purpose of the speech was to portray to the audience how an innocent 14-year old black boy suffered in the hands of the South Carolina State law enforcing officers. He was falsely accused of killing two white girls and electrocuted within two months after conviction. I decided the topic of my speech after perusing through all the suggested topics ad found that the story of George Stinney Jr. was touching and emotional entirely. This topic benefits the audience and the society in general by giving them an insight of the cruelty that the American law system has against the African American community. The audience gets to know how the shady investigations were done with claims that George had pleaded guilty to the charges of murder when there was no real evidence tying him to the crime or a signed plea agreement. The alternative view that I found in the research was the version of the investigating officer of the case who claimed that the 14-year old boy managed to kill two girls aged 11 and 7 with a blunt object and ditch them in a nearby trench. This alternative point of view did not make sense because it is hard for a 14-year old boy to use the force that was reported by postmortem results to kill the girls. Therefore, I knew everything was a lie and I had to take the point of view of George’s innocence.B. informative outlineIntroduction:George Stinney Jr. was an African American boy born on October 21, 1929 in Pinewood, South Carolina, U.S. He is considered as the youngest person to be executed by the United State government in 20th century. Main bodyInvestigations of the alleged crimes (Bickford, 05) The investigations concerning the alleged crimes of George Stinney were shroud and unprofessional. According to Bickford (05), the investigating officer went to the crime scene and when he began asking around, he was told that the last person to speak to the girls was Stinney. Trial of George Stinney (Morse, 37)The trial of George was unprofessional and biased. According to Morse (37), the entire proceeding against Stinney took one day, including the selection of the jury. The execution of George stinney (Carrico, 14) The execution of George Stinney was also still questionable. It occurred within
two months after he was arrested and all appeals were rejected. According to Carrico (14), on the night of June 16, 1944, Stinney was executed at the Central Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina. Conclusion: In conclusion, it is apparent that the arrest, trial, and execution of the fourteen year-old boy was done on unfair and biased grounds. Works citedBickford, Annette Louise. “The Merciful Executioner: Spectacles of Sexual Danger and
National Reunification in the George Stinney Case, 1944.” Anthropologist 35: 1.Carrico, Alexandria H. “Sounding social justice in American opera: race and gender in Stinney: an American execution.” Folk Life 56.2 (2018): 77-92.Morse, Rachel Lynne. The execution of George Stinney, Jr.: A case of legal lynching in SouthCarolina, 1944. Diss. College of Charleston, 2015.D. self-assessmentThe general purpose of my speech was to inform the audience about the racist civil injustice committed to black people in the United States while the specific purpose was to show how a teenage boy was innocently accused of murder and electrocuted two months later. The body of the introduction was also an overview of what happened and what led to the officers into thinking that the boy was indeed the murderer. The thesis statement is clearly stated the main aim of the paper by pointing out the key aspects that were topics of each paragraph of the main body.The body of the speech begins with a clear topic sentence to prepare the reader for the entire paragraph. The transitions between the points were flowing in a sequential manner because I begun with the introduction, investigations of the case, trial & judgement, and execution of the teenage boy. The main points were supported by good explanations and citations.In the conclusion, the main points were restated I closed with a great impact by making my audience feel the grief of the family of the teenage boy who had been executed by the state of South Carolina.Works citedBickford, Annette Louise. “The Merciful Executioner: Spectacles of Sexual Danger and
National Reunification in the George Stinney Case, 1944.” Anthropologist 35: 1.Carrico, Alexandria H. “Sounding social justice in American opera: race and gender in Stinney: an American execution.” Folk Life 56.2 (2018): 77-92.Morse, Rachel Lynne. The execution of George Stinney, Jr.: A case of legal lynching in SouthCarolina, 1944. Diss. College of Charleston, 2015.