Before Jefferson's death, the chair is paraded around town on a truck. White people mock the chair and mock Jefferson, while african americans look at the chair in fear or consideration. This represents the inequality between blacks and whites, and the effect the thought of the execution of an innocent black man has on each race.
The First Photograph of an Execution by Electric Chair
Sing Sing Correctional Facility, 1928: Ruth Snyder is executed in the electric chair, this photograph is the first known image of a execution at Sing Sing and the first photograph of an electrocution. Tom Howard photo