Summoned at Midnight: A Story of Race and the Last Military Executions at Fort Leavenworth
Summoned at Midnight: A Story of Race and the Last Military Executions at Fort Leavenworth reveals how racial discrimination in the US military criminal justice system determined whose lives mattered and deserved a second chance. Between 1955 and 1961, a group of white and black condemned soldiers lived together on death row at Fort Leavenworth military prison. Although convicted of equally heinous crimes, all the white soldiers were eventually paroled and returned to their families, spared by high-ranking army officers, the military courts, sympathetic doctors, highly trained attorneys, and the White House staff. Author: Richard A. Serrano. Hardcover; 240 pages.