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The Ballad of Frankie Silver

The American Traditional Culture Series

by Tom Davenport

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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, memoires, petition, folksong, and legends. Did Frankie have cause to act — or hope of justice? The Ballad of Frankie Silver explores the case through the stories of Bobby McMillon and the comments of North Carolina Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Gray, and others. Bobby McMillon, a member of the Silver family, learned stories about Frankie as he grew up in the community where the murder took place. The Making of the Ballad Singer tells how he developed a love for Appalachian ballads and tales as children.

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Publisher: Davenport Films

Streaming video

  • Release date: April 10, 2006
  • Duration: 00:47:35

  • Public Performance: Not permitted

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    Languages

    English

    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, memoires, petition, folksong, and legends. Did Frankie have cause to act — or hope of justice? The Ballad of Frankie Silver explores the case through the stories of Bobby McMillon and the comments of North Carolina Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Gray, and others. Bobby McMillon, a member of the Silver family, learned stories about Frankie as he grew up in the community where the murder took place. The Making of the Ballad Singer tells how he developed a love for Appalachian ballads and tales as children.

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