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Mary Turner and the memory of lynching

Author: Julie Buckner Armstrong
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[This book] traces the reactions of activists, artists, writers, and local residents to the brutal lynching of a pregnant woman near Valdosta, Georgia. In 1918, the murder of a white farmer led to a week of mob violence that claimed the lives of at least eleven African Americans, including Hayes Turner. When his wife, Mary, vowed to press charges against the killers, she too fell victim to the mob. Mary Turner's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Buckner Armstrong
ISBN: 9780820337654 082033765X 9780820337661 0820337668
OCLC Number: 687680059
Description: xii, 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Birth and nation: Mary Turner and the discourse of lynching --
Silence, voice, and motherhood: constructing lynching as a Black woman's issue --
Brutal facts and split-gut words: constructing lynching as a national trauma --
Contemporary confrontations: recovering the memory of Mary Turner --
Conclusion: marking a collective past.
Responsibility: Julie Buckner Armstrong.
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"[This book] traces the reactions of activists, artists, writers, and local residents to the brutal lynching of a pregnant woman near Valdosta, Georgia. In 1918, the murder of a white farmer led to a week of mob violence that claimed the lives of at least eleven African Americans, including Hayes Turner. When his wife, Mary, vowed to press charges against the killers, she too fell victim to the mob. Mary Turner's lynching was particularly brutal and involved the grisly death of her eight-month-old fetus. It led to both an entrenched local silence and a widespread national response in newspaper and magazine accounts, visual art, film, literature, and pubic memorials. Turner's story became a centerpiece of the Anti-Lynching Crusader's campaign for the 1922 Dyer Bill, which sought to make lynching a federal crime. [The author] explores the complex and contradictory ways this horrific event was remembered in such works as Walter White's report in the NAACP's newspaper the Crisis, the 'Kabnis' section of Jean Toomer's Cane, Angelina Weld Grimké's short story 'Goldie, ' and Meta Fuller's sculpture Mary Turner: A Silent Protest against Mob Violence."--Page 4 of cover

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[Armstrong's] research and writing bring a horrific chapter of American history into the light." -St. Petersburg Times"In her gripping account of how one lynching has moved through cultural memory, Read more...

 
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