The First Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students Texas A & M University)

* Read * The First Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students Texas A & M University) by Patricia Bernstein Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB. The First Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students Texas A & M University) He had been accused and convicted in a kangaroo court for the rape and murder of a white woman. In 1916, in front of a crowd of ten to fifteen thousand cheering spectators watched as seventeen-year-old Jesse Washington, a retarded black boy, was publicly tortured, lynched, and burned on the town square of Waco, Texas. Drawing on extensive research in the national files of the NAACP, local newspapers and archives, and interviews with the descendants of participants in the events of that day, Patr

The First Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students Texas A & M University)

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Rating : 4.29 (506 Votes)
Asin : 1585445444
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 264 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-08-26
Language : English

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He had been accused and convicted in a kangaroo court for the rape and murder of a white woman. In 1916, in front of a crowd of ten to fifteen thousand cheering spectators watched as seventeen-year-old Jesse Washington, a retarded black boy, was publicly tortured, lynched, and burned on the town square of Waco, Texas. Drawing on extensive research in the national files of the NAACP, local newspapers and archives, and interviews with the descendants of participants in the events of that day, Patricia Bernstein has reconstructed the details of not only the crime but also its aftermath. E. The NAACP assigned a young white woman, Elisabeth Freeman, to travel to Waco to investigate, and report back.  The evidence she gathered and gave to W. Even in the vast bloodbath of lynchings that washed across the South and Midwest during the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Waco lynching stood out. B. She searches for answers to the questions of how participating in such violence affected the lives of the mob leaders, the city officials who stood by passively, and the community that found itself capable of such abject behavior.. Nearby, a professional photographer took pictures to sell as mementos of that day.   The stark story and gory pictures were soon printed in The Crisis, the monthly magazine of the fledgling NAACP, as part of that organizat

Alice Kelley said Five Stars. A moving, occasionally horrifying, but enlightening look at a miserable period in our history.. J. H. Reynolds said The Most Haunting Book I've Ever Read. It has been many years since i've written a review on Amazon, but after reading this book, I feel compelled to do so. This is the most haunting book I have ever read. I read it over this past week, and it has stained my thoughts ever since I began the first page. I am amazed this story is not taught in U.S. History, or at the very least, Texas History. I found myself feeling deeply ashamed, disturbed. First-Rate 'Horror' D. Hawk With The First Waco Horror, Patricia Bernstein delivers a fascinating and mortifying slice of Texas - and American - history with a meticulously researched look at the 1916 lynching, in Waco, Texas, of Jesse Washington, a retarded seventeen-year-old black boy. While lynchings were not uncommon at the time, this one was particularly galling - as many as 15,000 people, including the mayor and chief of

a page-turner, indeed an often horrifying one it has great potential to greatly expanding our understanding of race, racial violence, and racial politics in the early twentieth century.”--Cary D. “The topic is compelling and important. Wintz, Texas Southern University

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