CRIME: Lynch Week

Under the M. & O. railway bridge near little Shubuta, Miss. (pop. 756), the lazy Chickasawhay River dawdles its muddy, placid way to the Gulf. But around that trestle has swirled many an ugly and turbulent human emotion. In the last 20 years, three Negroes have been lynched there.

Last week again there were dark passions at the bridge. Two 14-year-old Negro boys stopped a 13-year-old white girl who was crossing the trestle on her way home from school. The boys took her to the riverbank underneath, attempted to rape her. Deputies arrested...

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