GEORGIA: Justice In Toombs County

By last week, Amy Mallard was probably as unpopular in Toombs County, Ga. as her husband Robert ("Big Duck") Mallard had been before he was lynched. The lynching had caused a lot of trouble and almost everyone thought that was Amy's fault. Big Duck had been a "real uppity nigger"—some said he even wanted to be called mister—and most of Toombs County thought he'd gotten just what he deserved.

But Amy Mallard had put up an awful fuss. Even after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had charged her with the murder herself she wouldn't shut up. They let her out of...

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