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NEGROES: Less Lynching

In the epitaph of the late Year 1923 must be written that it saw less than half as many lynchings in the U. S. as its predecessor, 1922. There were 61...

THE CONGRESS: Arithmetic

"When the Roman Forum fell, freedom fell!" roared Texas' old Tom Connally at his colleagues last week. The Senate was considering a petition to shut off, by...

LYNCHING: Refinement of Tactics

"Did they wear hoods?" "What did you say?" "I asked you whether the lynchers wore hoods, whether they were fixed up like Klansmen." "I don't remember."...

WYOMING: The Return of Big Nose George

The citizens of Rawlins, Wyo. (pop. 8,634) had no end of trouble after they decided, one night back in 1880, to lynch a bandit named George Parrott. It was...

LYNCHING: New Gentry

Long years ago, there were in the South two "mountains of conceit" with a "valley of humility" in between. The mountains were Virginia and South Carolina; the...

SOUTH CAROLINA: Trial by Jury

On the night of Feb. 15, a Greenville, S.C., taxi driver named Thomas Watson Brown was robbed and then stabbed to death by a passenger. Police thought the...

RACES: 1938's NOS. 1 & 2

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People this month saluted the fact that the first six months of 1938 had passed without a single U. S...

LYNCHING: In Toombs

One night last week a man was standing in front of a drug store in Lyons, Ga. It was twilight, and this man, of middle age, strongly built, in a dark suit...

Letters, Dec. 26, 1938

Lynching Story Sirs: I most emphatically protest against your smugly approving attitude in the lynching story on p. 13, Dec. 5 issue of TIME, as manifested in...

RACES: Hernando Hangman

There was danger of a lynching at Hernando, Miss, a month ago when three black bucks were put on trial for raping a 16-year-old school girl. Mississippi's...

TENNESSEE: Two Stories

There were two Negroes in the city jail at Mount Pleasant, Tenn., and there was a mob outside. That was enough to set the news wires chattering. Out came the...

National Affairs: String Him Up

Last year ten Negroes were lynched in the land. Mississippi killed half of them. Louisiana and Texas ran neck and neck for second place with two each...

Religion: Tenth Mile

One of the main concerns of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America is a Commission on Race Relations. Last week this body published its...

National Affairs: Tip

Presiding over the (Senate one day last week while it filibustered on the anti-lynching bill, Massachusetts' 35-year-old Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., seeking...

THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Feb. 28, 1938

The Senate: ¶ Ended a six-week filibuster on the Anti-Lynching bill, first defeating (for the second time) a motion for cloture, then voting 58-10-22 to lay...

Sequels: Sequels

To news of bygone weeks, herewith sequels from last week's news: ¶ To the assault on and near-lynching of Judge Charles Clark Bradley by a mob of Iowa farmers...

RACES: Black List

The all-time high record for lynchings in the U. S. was set in 1892 with 100 white victims, 155 black. Last year ten persons, seven of them Negroes, were...

Books: Judge Lynch

ROPE & FAGGOT: A BIOGRAPHY OF JUDGE LYNCH—Walter White—Knopf ($3). ¶ At Sardis, Miss., in 1921, 500 men and women collected a mass of leaves. To a log in...

RACES: Reason for Rape

Last year 21 Negroes were lynched in the U. S., compared with ten the year before. Disturbed by this turn in the long ebbing tide of mob murder, a group of...

RACES: Scottsboro Case

Crash, crash! went two windows in the U. S. consulate at Dresden. Plump fell a bottle on the consulate's floor. While young German Communists hooted and...