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Matt Ingram Case: ‘Reckless Eyeballing’ (1951)

In 1951 Matt Ingram was accused of “reckless eyeballing,” (the improper looking at a white person, with sexual intent) in North Carolina. Ingram was one of the last African-Americans convicted under this law. Ingram was a tenant farmer leaving in Yanceyville, North Carolina and had nine children with his wife. 17-year-old Willa Jean Bosewell testified […]