January 16, 2017

The Ballad of Frankie Silver

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In 1833 Mrs. Frances Silver was hanged in Morganton, North Carolina, for the ax murder of her husband Charles. For a century and a half the case has lived on in newspapers, pamphlets, memoirs, petition, folksong, and legends. Bobby McMillon, a member of the Silver family, learned stories about Frankie as he grew up in the community where the murder took place. (50 mins.) Directed by Tom Davenport.

Also featured on DVD:
Mutzmag: An Appalachian Tale (53 min., ages 10-adult)
Making Grimm Movies (60 min.)

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  1. Sharon Underwood says:

    Bobby is a wonderful story teller and ballad singer! I have enjoyed listening to him many times!

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