Today’s episode is a mini about the first and last Black woman to be executed in New York State in the 20th century. Helen was executed for a murder that she did not commit.
Bonnie Garland was a beautiful red head with the world at her feet. She attended Madeira School in Virginia living with her family in Scarsdale NY. She was fluent in four languages by the time she was nineteen, including Spanish that learned while she was living in Brazil. Bonnie would graduate from Madeira in 1974 and enroll in Yale. She met Richard Herrin just under two months after arriving on the Yale campus…..
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