RACES: Tennessee Justice

Rape was the charge against Curley Wright, Negro, when he faced a judge and jury in circuit court at Centerville, Tenn., last week. He was glad when 100 National Guardsmen arrived to cow a vengeful mob that threatened to lynch him. Complainant against him was Mrs. Zora Johnson Lynn, 55, weak-minded widow. Her account of the attack was lurid. Her two granddaughters, posing as eyewitnesses, embellished the tale by telling how Wright had flourished pistols, one in each hand.

Defense attorneys soon proved that the two younger women were lying, that they...

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