George Stinney

1929 - 1944

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George Junius Stinney Jr. (October 21, 1929 – June 16, 1944) was an African American boy who, at the age of 14, was convicted and then executed in a proceeding later vacated as an unfair trial for the murders of two young white girls in March 1944 – Betty June Binnicker, age 11, and Mary Emma Thames, age 8 – in his hometown of Alcolu, South Carolina. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Stinney has received more than 9,867,370 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). George Stinney is the 129th most popular social activist (down from 115th in 2019), the 1,190th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,099th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Social Activist.

George Stinney was the youngest person to be executed in the United States in the 20th century. He was 14 years old when he was convicted of the murder of two young girls, Betty June Binnicker, age 11, and Mary Emma Thames, age 8. He was executed by electrocution in 1944.

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Over the past year George Stinney has had the most page views in the with 899,535 views, followed by Spanish (124,138), and Russian (70,897). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ukrainian (294.86%), Galician (70.48%), and Persian (63.00%)


Among social activists, George Stinney ranks 129 out of 840Before him are Flora Tristan, Mordechai Anielewicz, Al-Mu'tazz, Denis Mukwege, Antipope Clement III, and Georgy Gapon. After him are Steve Biko, Musa al-Sadr, Vesna Vulović, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Abimael Guzmán, and Mairead Maguire.

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Among people born in 1929, George Stinney ranks 79Before him are Imelda Marcos, Mike Hawthorn, Andriyan Nikolayev, Abdel Halim Hafez, Pierre Brice, and Jean Simmons. After him are Hebe Camargo, Yozo Aoki, E. O. Wilson, Gerald Edelman, Chadli Bendjedid, and Omar Torrijos. Among people deceased in 1944, George Stinney ranks 60Before him are Princess Mafalda of Savoy, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Jean Giraudoux, Walter Nowotny, and Mohammed Alim Khan. After him are Christian Wirth, Jean Tatlock, Asmahan, Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal, August Landmesser, and Erich Fellgiebel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Stinney ranks 1,190 out of 20,380Before him are William Fichtner (1956), Don Siegel (1912), Donna Haraway (1944), Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861), Sissy Spacek (1949), and George Papandreou (1952). After him are Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Edmund Kemper (1948), Herbie Hancock (1940), Dwayne Johnson (1972), Little Richard (1932), and Butch Cassidy (1866).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, George Stinney ranks 16Before him are Harriet Tubman (1820), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Jody Williams (1950), Bugsy Siegel (1906), Nat Turner (1800), and Betty Ford (1918). After him are John Brown (1800), Frederick Douglass (1818), Sojourner Truth (1797), Billy Milligan (1955), Emmett Till (1941), and Edward Snowden (1983).