In the article, Justice for Salem’s Last Witch (Upfront, Ross, 2022), I learned that Elizabeth Johnson Jr. was held guilty of a crime she did not commit for more than 300 years.
In 1693 a jury in Salem convicted 22-year-old Elizabeth of witchcraft and was sentenced to death. Elizabeth was not hung like most witches were when they were sentenced to death, and her name was not cleared like the others who were wrongfully accused. But, after two students in North Andover Middle School learned about her story her fate was changed. After 329 years, Elizabeth Johnson Jr. was officially cleared of being a witch.
Do you believe that the jury’s actions were justifiable even though Elizabeth was wrongfully accused?