Item #17737 Anti-Lynching Longform Poem on Racial Violence in Georgia "May America's Sense of Justice be awakened. Anti-Lynching.
Anti-Lynching Longform Poem on Racial Violence in Georgia "May America's Sense of Justice be awakened
Anti-Lynching Longform Poem on Racial Violence in Georgia "May America's Sense of Justice be awakened
Anti-Lynching Longform Poem on Racial Violence in Georgia "May America's Sense of Justice be awakened
Anti-Lynching Longform Poem on Racial Violence in Georgia "May America's Sense of Justice be awakened

Anti-Lynching Longform Poem on Racial Violence in Georgia "May America's Sense of Justice be awakened

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Jenkins, Welborn Victor. Atlanta: United Negro Youth of America, 1948. First edition. 46p. Softcover in original wrapper. 10" x 6.25" inches. Jenkins was an African American writer and postal worker from Georgia. He wrote this lengthy poem to protest the murder of two married African American couples in Monroe, Georgia. One of the husbands was accused of stabbing a white man, and the white mob, angry that the man's white employer paid his bail pending trial, blocked the road near a bridge across the Apalachee River. The mob tied the couples to a tree then shot them to death. After three weeks testimony with many witnesses, a grand jury was unable to establish the identity of any guilty parties. Prominent black philathropist Mary McCleod Bethun praises this poem in her blurb writing,"Only a bleeding heart inspired by God could have painted this vivid picture in words. Pity, not hatred, flows from my heart. May America's Sense of Justice be awakened." Minor cover crease at extremities. In very good condition overall.

Item #17737

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