michael farley

The victims of the Birmingham church bombing shall forever be written in the history books as a clear example of racial violence. However, the related killing of another young African American boy, seems to have been completely forgotten about. On 15 September, 1963, 13-year-old Virgil Lamar Ware, an eighth grader that dreamed of becoming a lawyer, was returning home from a shopping trip with his older brother, James. Virgil was riding on the handlebars of his brother’s bike when they tragically encountered Larry Joe Sims and Michael Lee Farley, two white teenagers who had just attended a segregation rally. Sims reached for his gun and shot the oblivious Virgil in the cheek and chest. He died on the Docena-Sandusky Road on the outskirts of Birmingham. A true tale of injustice, the two killers received no prison time. Convicted by an all white jury, they were sentenced to a measly two years probation.

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