TENNESSEE: Two Stories

There were two Negroes in the city jail at Mount Pleasant, Tenn., and there was a mob outside. That was enough to set the news wires chattering. Out came the railroad type and the exciting radio bulletins. Soon the story began to trickle in.

It ran this way: the Negroes had been caught trying to ram a handkerchief down a white man's throat. The white man said he was being beaten and robbed. The police chief of Mount Pleasant said he had got there just in time, or the white man would have been killed. The Negroes had been kicked and...

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