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A Lesson Before Dying Story that tells life like it was The movie is directed by Joseph Sargent and based on a book by Ernest J Gaines about a man awaiting his execution in 1948 Louisiana Its a story about being in the wrong place at the wrong time An innocent man is sentence to die and his family wants him to die like a man with dignity because they gave up the hope of justice for a black man Young man Jefferson Mekhi Phifer was going fishing when two friends driving by gave him a ride They stopped at a local store to buy some liquor They realized that they dont have enough money and white owner didnt want to grant them a store credit The two black men refused to leave and one of them started walking toward the man The white owner pulled out a gun killing him while the other pulled out a gun and shot the owner who fired back killing him Jefferson was the only one who survived this tragic event He was lost and didnt know what to do He realized that white man was shoot and all the blame will go on him He reached into the cash register and took the money but as he was taking the money white people walked into the store They saw three people dead and Jefferson taking the money They were convinced that this was a robbery Convicting him was not a problem since all the juries were white people Public defender tried unsuccessfully to save him by using the defense plea that Killing him was like killing a hog it would serve no purpose even if he were guilty because he is not a man and
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