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Southern Horrors Thoroughly Appalled And Sickened By The Rising Numbers Of White On Black Murders In The South Since The Beginning Of Reconstruction, And By The Unwillingness Of Local, State And Federal Governments To Prosecute Those Who Were Responsible, Ida Bell Wells Barnett Wrote Southern Horrors, A Pamphlet In Which She Exposed The Horrible Reality Of Lynchings To The Rest Of The Nation And To The World Wells Explained, Through Case Study, How The Federal Government S Failure To Intervene Allowed Southern States The Latitude To Slowly But Effectively Disenfranchise Blacks From Participating As Free Men And Women In A Post Civil War America With The Rights And Opportunities Guaranteed To All Americans By The Constitution Summary By James K White

10 thoughts on “Southern Horrors

  1. says:

    Outraged by the execution of her friend Thomas Moss in the Curve Riot by a black masked mob, Ida B Wells, co owner and editor of the Memphis negro newspaper The Free Speech and Headlight, began to research the facts that lay behind the lynching of black men in the South Two and a half months later, in May of 1892, she published, in The Free Speech, an editorial on the subject Eight negroes lynched since last issue of the Free Speech, one at Little Rock, Ark., last Saturday morning where the citizens broke into the penitentiary and got their man three near Anniston, Ala., one near New Orleans and three at Clarksville, Ga., the last three for killing a white man, and five on the same old racket the new alarm about raping white women The same programme of hanging, then shooting bullets into the lifeless bodies was carried out to the letter Nobody in this section of the country believes the old thread bare lie that Negro men rape white women If Southern white men are not careful, they will overreach themselves and public sentiment will have a reaction a conclusion will then be reached which will be very damaging to the moral reputation of their women. Edward Ward Carmack, editor of the Memphis Commercial, questioned whether a black scoundrel like the writer of this editorial should be allowed to live and utter such loathsome and repulsive calumnies There are some t...

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    Short and searing Ida B Wells does an incredible job researching lynchings reported in the South In 1892 she works hard to discover if the men lynched had been in fact charged with any crime or if the crime itself was a rumour, based upon a single allegation Frederick Douglass gives this piece his blessing and after reading it, I can see why While reading, I couldn t help but think of the unmitigated violence against black people by police in the United States Men, in positions of power, who escape egregious actions by nothing than the shadow of their authority I thought this book would be ...

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    Really short, really good, really worth a read Even if you don t think you re interested in the subject matter You should be.

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    It was difficult to read through this book I found that it took me several tries, having to stop and start over time and time again due to the outlandish nature of the crimes against the men and women identified This glimpse into h...

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    Cw overt violent racism, antiBlack violence mentions.This pamphlet is a must read for my fellow white people It details the horrors of the South s Lynch mobs and their brutality against the regions Black inhabitants in the form of case studies and examinations of motives for these heinous crimes Wells examines the prevailing attitudes toward Black Americans and the way that white Southerners enacted terror toward their Black contemporariesWells also lists the ways in which Black people can fig...

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    This makes for a fascinating read If you can t stomach occasionally graphic descriptions of violent crimes, maybe don t read this Its a short 50ish page pamphlet printed originally in 1892 Its a discussion of lynchings and what contributed to them towards the end of the 19th century It lays bare the horrid racist narra...

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    This is my first time reading Ida B Wells, and while I knew of her brilliance before, it was still great to see firsthand.Southern Horrors is incredibly interesting and useful when looked at as history, especially with prime examples of the horrors of lynch law featured within I can also see why it would have been so effective in its day, particularly given her ideas for moving forward from lynch law.Definitely recommended f...

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    The excerpts from the white owned newspapers really creeped me out, because of how similar they sound to the modern alt right and other grievance culture internet racists.Highlighted passages view spoiler Wednesday evening May 24, 1892, the city of Memphis was filled with excitement Editorials in the daily papers of that date caused a meeting to be held in the Cotton Exchange Building a committee was sent for the editors of the Free Speech an Afro American journal published in that city, and the only reason the open threats of lynching that were made were not carried out was because they could not be found The cause of all this commotion was the following editorial published in the Free Speech May 21, 1892, the Saturday previous.Eight negroes lynched since last issue of the Free Speech one at Little Rock, Ark., last Saturday morning where the citizens broke into the penitentiary and got their man three near Anniston, Ala., one near New Orleans and three at Clarksville, Ga., the last three for killing a white man, and five on the same old racket the new alarm about raping white women The same programme of hanging, then shooting bullets into the lifeless bodies was carried out to the letter.Nobody in this section of the country belie...

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    SavagesThis was an easy read with frightening imagery This is the real picture of lynching I don t know how those African Americans stayed in those same towns when the leaders could be murdered on lies.

  10. says:

    3.5 Stars

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