Lena Baker

Birthday
8, 1900
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Mar 5, 1945 (44)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
8, 1900
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Mar 5, 1945 (44)

About

African American, Georgia-born housemaid who was charged with capital murder and executed for shooting her white boss, Ernest Knight.

Before Fame

She claimed that she shot Knight after he promised to fire at her if she threatened to leave his service.

Trivia

She was convicted by an all-male and all-white jury, and she became the first woman in Georgia's history to face the electric chair.

Family Life

She attempted to support her family of three children by being a maid.

Associated With

She was portrayed by Tichina Arnold in the 2008 film Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story.