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White lawyer S. Hawkins Dyes worked alongside the CRC, which didn’t help matters with the NAACP. There were even appeals made to President Harry Truman but ultimately Ingram and her sons won an appeal and their death sentences were reduced to life in prison.

Ingram’s case caught the attention of several women’s rights groups, including the National Committee to Free the Ingram Family.

The Ingram family was finally freed on parole in 1959 for being “model prisoners.”

Ms. Ingram died in 1980.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Rosa Lee Ingram  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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