Lynchings and Mobs (1921)

Lynchings and Mobs (1921)

You are frightened? Thieves, hold-ups and crime? But the police and the courts are with you. Public opinion is behind you; your neighbor’s arm is ready to help.

How would you feel if you were a Negro and lived in Georgia or Mississippi or Oklahoma?

There the police is the mob.

The courts are the lynchers.

The press will lie to the last ditch to distort the truth. Suppose you lived there and heard a noise in the night?

Citation: Du Bois, W.E.B. 1921. “Lynchings and Mobs.” The Crisis. 22(4):149.