Lynching: The Case Of Jesse Washington

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Jesse Washington, a teenage African American farmland, was lynched in Waco, Texas, 0n May 15, 1916, in what became a well-known example of racially motivated lynching. RecWashington was accused of raping and murdering Lucy fryer, the wife or his white employer in rural Robinson, Texas. There were no eyewitnesses to the crime, but during his interrogation by the mc Lennon county sheriff he signed a confession and described the location of the murder weapon. Washington was tried for murder in Waco, in a courtroom filled with furious locals. He entered a guilty plea and was quickly sentence to death. After his sentence was pronounced, he was dragged out of the court by observers and lynched in front of Waco’s city hall. Over 10,000 spectators,

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