It took Texas 40 years to execute 361 people from 1924-1964. It will have taken Texas 24 years to execute 361 more people, if Texas carries out the execution of Salazar on March 22.
Urge Texas Governor Rick Perry to Stop the Execution of Robert Salazar, Jr.
Texas kicked off executions in Huntsville on February 8, 1924, when five African-Americans were executed on the same day. From 1924-1964, 63.4 percent of the people executed in Texas were African-American.