A 25-year-old woman was found raped and suffocated in a boarding house for "colored women" in 1939. Written off as a prostitute murdered by a john, Sadie's death made her daughter ashamed of her heritage. After her mother's death, the granddaughter asks Detective Rush to find the truth. Few contemporaries survive, and the crucial DNA evidence must be obtained from Sadie's exhumed body's fingernails. Written by
Did You Know?
Sadie Douglas was raped and murdered on August 11, 1939. See more
The "5th Man" racist group was referenced as a Biblical parallel to the Day Man was created - Genesis tells us that Man was created on the 6th Day (see Genesis 1: 24-31). See more
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Lorenz Hart
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald See more