Jim Crow Days
The nation was on the cusp of the Roaring Twenties, but Talbot County was making headlines for all the wrong reasons. A successful Black farmer with a runaway wife left town to find her at just the wrong time - and got framed for the rape of a White teenager. After two trials, multiple lynching attempts, and two sensational escapes, Isaiah Fountain became the last person to be legally executed on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Winner of a 2023 IPPY Gold Medal for regional nonfiction.