BLACK VOICES

Jim Crow Lynchings More Widespread Than First Thought, Report Concludes

02/10/2015 10:44 am ET | Updated Feb 10, 2015
ASSOCIATED PRESS

In 1919, a black soldier returned home to Blakely, Georgia, having survived the horrors of the first world war only to face the terrors of a white mob that awaited him in the Jim Crow-era south. When the soldier, William Little, refused to remove his army uniform, the savage mob exacted their punishment.

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