Letters, Dec. 26, 1938

Lynching Story


I most emphatically protest against your smugly approving attitude in the lynching story on p. 13, Dec. 5 issue of TIME, as manifested in the following quotations: "The folks of Wiggins, Miss., a quiet sawmill town, have no unusual thirst for Negro blood. They simply know what must be done when a Negro rapes." ". . . They just strung him up in the woods. They didn't shoot or burn his body." Do "they" merit medals in addition to your implied commendation for their failure to shoot or burn the body...

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