Black L.A. 1947: The Case of Godwin ‘Buddy’ Bush, Who Escaped From a Lynch Mob

Los Angeles Sentinel, June 12, 1947

June 12, 1947: Juanita Washington Goodman’s columns were a weekly feature in the Sentinel. In this one, she’s writes about Godwin/Goodwin “Buddy” Bush, who escaped from a mob that had taken him from the Jackson, N.C., jail May 23, 1947.

Bush, a 24-year-old sawmill worker accused of attempted rape, hid with friends until he could surrender to officials who could guarantee his safety. Seven men were held in the attempted lynching, but the Northampton County Grand Jury failed to indict them.

Los Angeles Sentinel, June 12, 1947

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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3 Responses to Black L.A. 1947: The Case of Godwin ‘Buddy’ Bush, Who Escaped From a Lynch Mob

  1. Benito says:

    An educated woman reporter blames the 12 yr old victim of statutory rape, because she’s colored and therefore lacks chastity? Her editor let it slide too. Tough times.

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