Let’s talk about Celia
At 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 21, 1855, Celia was hung in Callaway County, Missouri. Her crime: Defending herself against a rapist who had sexually assaulted her for years. There is no documentation of Celia’s birth date, birthplace or parentage. Her recorded history begins when she was purchased at the age of 14 in 1850 by […]
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