RACES: Judge Lynch Overruled

Over the little town of Eastman, Ga. lay the dead pall of fear and hatred that comes over Southern towns when everybody knows what is going to happen. In the town square, hard-eyed, determined men came together, waiting for darkness. There was going to be a lynching.

The heat lay heavily on the paved sidewalks, the trim houses beside the highway. In a cell in the county jail a young Negro waited too. Eddie Lee Spivey, 28, a sharecropper with a good reputation, married, with two children, had been arrested for rape the night...

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