The first Waco Horror : : the lynching of Jesse Washington and the rise of the NAACP

Title The first Waco Horror : : the lynching of Jesse Washington and the rise of the NAACP
Names Bernstein, Patricia.
Book Number DBC14757
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation 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. He had been accused and convicted in a kangaroo court for the rape and murder of a white woman. The city's mayor and police chief watched Washington's torture and murder and did nothing. 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 organization's campaign for antilynching legislation. Some strong language and violence.
Narrator Smallwood, Jenny.
Local Subject Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Audience Notes Contains violence.
Contains strong language.
Female narrator.
LC Subject Lynching - Texas - Waco - History - 20th century
Murder - Texas - Waco - History - 20th century
United States - Race relations
Downloadable books
Nonfiction
Talking books
Call Number 364.152/309764284 ANF
Language English
Released 2005
Publication Info Austin : Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Talking Book Program, 2005
Original Publication Recorded from: 1st ed. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2005.
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