Harry Lee Execution (Ep 3): Canfield RootsThis title is a part of the series Canfield Roots
Catalogue Number: WRF003
Producer: Windecker Road Films
Subject: Black History, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Diversity, History, Social Studies
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2021
Running Time: 23:38
On a cloudless February night in 1953, former Canfield resident Harry Lee was hung for murder in Hamilton, the last man to to be executed at that city’s notorious Barton Jail. Seventy years later, former residents of Canfield reflects on the impact of Lee’s hanging on the village community while Betty Ann Newman grapples with the memory of the man she called Uncle Harry. He was the son of a black mother and a Spanish father.
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