The Press: Playing with Fire

One night in September a fiery cross was burned on the lawn of the old governor's mansion of Milledgeville, Ga. (pop. 6,800), once the capital of the state. In the mansion lives President Guy Wells of the Georgia State College for Women, where a group of Negro college educators was meeting. They were frightened out of town. Fortnight ago three men were arrested after a Negro's house was shot up, and there was talk around town that night riders had been driving Negro families out of the county. Such terrorism caused Georgia's oldest weekly, the Milledgeville Union Recorder (est. 1819) to...

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