Martinsville Seven
Martinsville Seven

Martinsville Seven

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The Martinsville Seven were a group of seven African-American men from Martinsville, Virginia, who were wrongfully convicted and executed in 1951 for raping a white woman in 1949. At the time of their arrest, all but one were between the ages of 18 and 23. They were quickly tried and each was convicted and sentenced to death in the largest mass execution for rape reported in the United States. This t-shirt charges all of us to never forget and has the name of all of the seven on the front and back -- with their pictures featured on the front. On August 31, 2021, the Governor of Virginia pardoned the convictions of all seven men, 70 years after their deaths.

• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Sport Grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Dark Heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• 4.5 oz/yd² (153 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center