Book Review – Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson by Susan Burch & Hannah Joyner
Law & History Review, Vol. 27, No. 2, p. 470, Summer 2009
7 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2010
Date Written: May 1, 2009
Although neither a criminal nor mentally ill, Junius Wilson spent seventy-six years of his life in a North Carolina state institution for the criminally insane. He was castrated and forced to do manual labor on behalf of the public institution. From the 1920s to the early 21st century, Wilson endured countless hardships, overt and subtle, in cultural isolation as an African-American who happened also to be deaf.
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