Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wilmington 1898 - A Summary

Please click on the following link and read page one of this document:  It is 16 pages long - please feel free to read the entire docuement, but the first 1 page is a wonderful overview.

What did you find most shocking about this overview?

A Quote from Rebecca Felton’s Speech (this is what Manly was reacting to)

Rebecca Felton made a speech in Georgia in 1897 in which she chastised white men for allowing blacks to rape their women.  When there is not enough religion in the pulpit to organize a crusade against sin; nor justice in the court house to promptly punish crime; nor manhood enough in the nation to put a sheltering arm about innocence and virtue----if it needs lynching to protect woman’s dearest possession form the ravening human beasts----then I say lynch, a thousand times a week if necessary.”

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Alexander Manly's Editoral - A Great Read (very short)

Please follow this link to Alexander Manly's controversial editoral

What are your general thoughts about Manly's response to Felton's speech?