Black L.A., 1947: Willie Earle Lynched by South Carolina Mob

Feb. 20, 1947, Lynching

Feb. 20, 1947: The lynching of Willie Earle drew nationwide attention.

Here is the New Yorker’s 1947 account of the trial in which 28 men were acquitted.

 

Feb. 20, 1947, Lynching Feb. 20, 1947, Lynching

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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2 Responses to Black L.A., 1947: Willie Earle Lynched by South Carolina Mob

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    Even in 1947, the country should have moved beyond this, but sadly, racism still exists today, with the number of hate groups growing.

    Like

  2. Pingback: Black L.A. 1947: NAACP to Protest Not-Guilty Verdicts in South Carolina Lynching |

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