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Books: Lynching Comedy

TROUBLE IN JULY—Erskine Caldwell—Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($2.50). Briefly, Trouble in July is the story of how a colored boy named Sonny Clark is hunted down and...

RACES: 468th & 469th; 248th

Superior Judge Berry T. Moseley was in bed with influenza one day last month when an excited deputy sheriff rushed into his Danielsville, Ga. home, told him...

THE CONGRESS: Lynch Logorrhea

In the weary closing days of the last session, Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley was filling the calendar for the session to follow when his distracted...

CIVIL RIGHTS: To the Roots

CIVIL RIGHTS To the Roots Attorney General William P. Rogers, heavily occupied with civil rights legalisms during his two-year tenure, last week angrily...

Music: Baltimore Lynching

Another lynching was done in Maryland last week, this time not on the ragged Eastern Shore but in the proud old city of Baltimore. The Baltimore Civic Opera...

RACES: Unusual & Different Punishment

Federal grand juries seldom indict for lynching anywhere, but a jury made legal race history last week in Jackson, Miss. by doing just that: indicting Deputy...

Letters: Oct. 27, 1930

Lynching Enumeration Sirs: I note in TIME for Oct. 6 that you list the lynching of Willie Kirkland, on Sept. 25 at Thomasville, Ga., as the sixteenth lynching...

National Affairs: Black-List

Lynching is an institution preserved in the U. S. for Negroes by primitive white people. Tuskegee is an Institute preserved in Alabama for Negroes by...

The New Pictures, May 3, 1943

The Ox-Bow Incident (20th Century-Fox) is Walter Van Tilburg Clark's excellent sagebrush yarn filmed with tantalizing promise, a good deal of performance and...

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...

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."...

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: 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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...