RACES: Reason for Rape

Last year 21 Negroes were lynched in the U. S., compared with ten the year before. Disturbed by this turn in the long ebbing tide of mob murder, a group of public-spirited whites joined with a group of public-spirited blacks in a Southern Commission on the Study of Lynching. Chairman of the commission which approached its problem dispassionately was George Fort Milton, publisher of the Chattanooga News, author of The Age of Hate. Other respect-commanding white members included Julian Harris, news director of the Atlanta Constitution and son of Uncle Remus' creator;...

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