The Confessions of Ewing Eugene Baldwin

I tortured and raped slaves in Cuba in 1539

I transported African slaves in 1619

I sentenced John Punch to slavery in 1640

I burned revolting slaves in New York in 1712

I raped Sally Hemings in 1778

I brought my slaves to the Illinois Territory, to become its first governor in 1809

I beat Harriet Tubman in 1830

I assassinated Elijah P. Lovejoy in Alton, Illinois in 1847

I hanged John Brown in 1859

I whipped the slave Peter in 1863

I beat and hanged Albert Martin in 1889

I burned Henry smith with hot irons then set him on fire and sold his remains in 1893

I sold Sam Hose’s mutilated body parts in 1899

I lynched David Wyatt in the Belleville, Illinois town square in 1903

I doused Ell Persons with kerosene and burned her alive in 1917

I hanged Mary Turner upside down from a tree and set her on fire in 1918

I burned Charles Wright at the stake in 1922

I forced Willie James Howard to jump to his death from a bridge in 1944

I set a cross on fire at the Elijah Conley house, Alton, Illinois, 1950

I murdered Emmet Till in 1955

I beat John Lewis nearly to death in 1965

I assassinated Martin Luther King in 1968

I dragged James Byrd Jr. to death behind my car in 1998

I murdered Michael Brown in 2014

I suffocated George Floyd in 2020

I shot Breanna Taylor to death for being in her own house in 2020


About Eugene Jones Baldwin

I am a writer: non-fiction, fiction, journalism (Alton Telegraph), essays (The Genehouse Chronicles) and have a website: I've published a couple dozen short stories and had eleven plays produced. Current projects: "Brother of the Stones" (available on Kindle), a book of short stories; "The Faithful Husband of the Rain, short stories"; "A Black Soldier's Letters Home, WWII,;" "There is No Color in Justice," a commentary on racism; "Ratkillers," a new play. I am an avocational archaeologist and I take parts of my collection of several thousand Indian artifacts (personal finds) to schools, nature centers, libraries etc. and talk about the 20,000 year history of The First people in Illinois. (See link to website) I'm also a playwright (eleven plays produced), musician, historian (authority on the Underground Railroad in Illinois, the Tuskegee Airmen) and teacher.
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