RACES: Lynching No. 1

Last month in her little schoolhouse outside Maryville, Mo., Schoolma'am Velma Colter, 20, was raped, murdered. To the crime Raymond Gunn, Negro, confessed. Last week he was being taken from the Maryville jail to the courthouse to stand trial when a mob snatched him out of the hands of Sheriff Havre English, noisily marched him out of town toward the rural schoolhouse. Hundreds followed the procession, heard Gunn beg for mercy.

Arrived at the schoolhouse, leaders ripped off shingles, dragged handcuffed Gunn up to the roof, chained him to the rafters. Gasoline...

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