Witnessing Lynching : American Writers Respond

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Witnessing Lynching : American Writers Respond

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Witnessing Lynching brings together poetry, essays, drama and fiction from the height of the lynching era (1889-1935). During this time, the torture of a black person drew thousands of local onlookers and was replayed throughout the nation in lurid newspaper reports. The selections gathered in this anthology represent the courageous efforts of American writers to witness the trauma of lynching and to expose the truth about this uniquely American atrocity. Included are well-known authors and activists such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Ida B. Wells and Theodore Dreiser, as well as many others. These writers respond to lynching in many different ways, using literature to protest and educate, to create a space of mourning in which to commemorate and rehumanize the dead, and as a cathartic release for personal and collective trauma. Their words provide today's reader with a chance to witness lynching and better understand the current state of race relations in America. An introduction by Anne P. Rice offers a broad historical and thematic framework to ground the selections.

Table of Contents

Illustrations                                      ix
Foreword: Passing, Lynching, and Jim Crow, by xi
Michele Wallace
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction: The Contest over Memory 1 (26)
1889-1900
Charles W. Chesnutt
"The Sheriff's Children" (1889) 27 (13)
Frederick Douglass
"Lynch Law in the South" (1892) 40 (3)
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
"An Appeal to My Countrywomen" (1896) 43 (3)
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Excerpt from Mob Rule in New Orleans (1900) 46 (15)
Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins
"Will Smith's Defense of His Race," from 61 (8)
Contending Forces (1900)
1901-1910
Susie Baker King Taylor
"Thoughts on the Present Conditions," from 69 (8)
Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the
33rd United States Colored Troops Late 1st
S.C. Volunteers (1902)
Alice French (Octave Thanet)
"Beyond the Limit" (1903) 77 (12)
Paul Laurence Dunbar
"The Haunted Oak" (1903) and "The Lynching 89 (9)
of Jube Benson" (1904)
Mary Church Terrell
Excerpt from "Lynching from a Negro's Point 98 (8)
of View" (1904)
Sutton E. Griggs
"The Blaze," from The Hindered Hand; or, 106 (5)
The Reign of the Repressionist (1905)
W.E.B. Du Bois
"A Litany at Atlanta" (1906) 111 (6)
Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer
"Jim Crow Cars" (1907) 117 (4)
1911-1920
Bertha Johnston
"I Met a Little Blue-Eyed Girl" (1912) 121 (2)
James Weldon Johnson
Excerpt from The Autobiography of an 123 (12)
Ex-Colored Man (1912) and "Brothers" (1916)
French Wilson
"Jimmy" (1914) 135 (6)
"The Waco Horror"
Supplement to the Crisis, July 1916 141 (10)
Theodore Dreiser
"Nigger Jeff" (1918) 151 (20)
Carl Sandburg
Excerpts from The Chicago Race Riots, July 171 (7)
1919 (1919) and "Man, the Man-Hunter" (1920)
Mary Powell Burrill
Aftermath (1919) 178 (10)
Claude McKay
"If We Must Die" (1919) and "The Lynching" 188 (3)
(1922)
Angelina Weld Grimk 
"Goldie" (1920) 191 (18)

1921-1930

William Pickens

Excerpt from Lynching and Debt Slavery 209 (7)

(1921)

Leslie Pinckney Hill

"So Quietly" (1921) 216 (2)

Carrie Williams Clifford

"The Black Draftee from Dixie" (1922) 218 (2)

Countee Cullen

"Christ Recrucified" (1922) 220 (3)

Langston Hughes

"The South" (1922) 223 (3)

Jean Toomey

"Portrait in Georgia" and "Blood-Burning 226 (9)

Moon" (1923)

Anne Spencer

"White Things" (1923) 235 (2)

Floyd J. Calvin

"The Present South" (1923) 237 (3)

Robert Bagnai

"The Unquenchable Fire" (1924) 240 (7)

Lola Ridge

"Morning Ride" (1927) 247 (4)

Angelina Weld Grimk 
"Tenebris" (1927) 251 (1)
Walter Francis White
"I Investigate Lynchings" (1929) 252 (11)
1931-1935
Sterling Brown
"He Was a Man" (1932) and "Let Us Suppose" 263 (5)
(1935)
Langston Hughes
"Christ in Alabama" (1932) 268 (2)
Nancy Clara Cunard
Excerpt from "Scottsboro-and Other 270 (12)
Scottsboros" (1934)
Esther Popel
"Flag Salute" (1934) 282 (2)
Erskine Caldwell
"Kneel to the Rising Sun" (1935) 284 (20)
Richard Wright
"Between the World and Me" (1935) 304 (3)
Bibliography 307 (6)
Permissions 313 (2)
Index 315