Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Today -100: November 16, 1911: They want to burn him now

The Post Office is experimenting with delivering mail (in D.C. to start with) by newfangled automobiles.

There’s supposedly a reign of terror going on in Nanking, where any Chinese who have cut their queues (those pigtails) are being beheaded.

At an NAACP meeting in NYC to protest lynching, Rev. John Hanyes Holmes says that lynchings are getting more frequent and more cruel. “A few years ago, the mobs needed the excuse of an attack upon a woman. Now they do not wait for that excuse. It used to be considered enough to hang the negro. They want to burn him now.”

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