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Death Sentence Changes A Juror's Life, And Understanding America's Legacy Of Lynching

Florent Vassault
In the documentary 'Lindy Lou, Juror Number2,' Lindy Isonhood seeks out other people involved in the sentencing to death of Bobby Wilcher, including the 11 other jurors with whom she served.

The consequences of a death sentence most obviously affect the accused, but everyone involved in the case must deal with the decision's terminal implications. Today, we hear how a 1994 death sentence in Mississippi is affecting one juror's life decades later. Then, we explore how America's legacy of lynching still influences race relations in Missouri, Kansas and throughout the country.

Screenland Armour Theatre will screen 'Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2' at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6. No ticket is needed, but seating is limited. Visit the event's Facebook page for more information.

Lindy Isonhood will be part of a discussion following a screening of the film at Park University at 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 14. For a complete listing of area showings of the documentary go to WorkingFilms.org.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
The Kansas City region has long been a place where different ways of life collide. I tell the stories of people living and working where race, culture and ethnicity intersect. I examine racial equity and disparity, highlight the area's ethnic groups and communities of color, and invite all of Kansas City to explore meaningful ways to bond with and embrace cultures different from their own. Email me at luke@kcur.org.