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Our country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.


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The South is brutalized to a degree not realized by its own inhabitants, and the very foundation of government, law and order, are imperilled.
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The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.
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The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.
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The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.
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The Afro-American is thus the backbone of the South.
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