RACES: Reverse Lynching

From the coal mine town of Bradford, Ala., last week came a unique tale of lynching. According to Special Officer F. L. Brittain of the Alabama By-Products Corp., which runs Bradford's mines, a mob of "several thousand Negroes" gathered outside a beer parlor called the "Bloody Bucket," accused two white men of assaulting a Negro woman in a wood near the "Bloody Bucket," threatened to lynch them.

Southern lynchings customarily end with the death of the mob's victim. Last week's reverse lynching had a reverse ending. To a Birmingham hospital went Negro...

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