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

Author: Patricia Bernstein
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2005.
Series: Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University, no. 101.
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In 1916, 17-year-old Jesse Washington, a retarded black boy, was publicly tortured, lynched, and burned on the town square of Waco, Texas. Drawing on research from the national files of the NAACP,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bernstein, Patricia, 1944-
First Waco Horror.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004016120
(OCoLC)56129375
Named Person: Jesse Washington; Jesse Washington; Jesse Washington
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Bernstein
ISBN: 9781603445474 1603445471
OCLC Number: 652319047
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: "Alert, pushing, and rich": the setting of the Waco horror --
"Active for good": The beginnings of the NAACP --
"Yours in a glorious cause": the investigator --
Prelude to a lynching: "slogan is harmony and efficiency" --
An "exciting occurrence": the lynching --
"Enough to make the devil gasp": how could this happen --
"The news will go far": the immediate aftermath --
"Who is she; a detective?": the investigation --
"Inject lynching into the public mind": the follow-up reaction --
"Sheriff Stegall is prepared to defend the jail": change comes at last to Waco --
Epilogue: "one of the best vote-getters the county every saw."
Series Title: Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University, no. 101.
Responsibility: Patricia Bernstein.
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