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One hundred years ago this week, Mary Turner was lynched by a white mob

One hundred years ago this week, Mary Turner was lynched by a white mob



2018-05-16T10:30:00+0000

Ever heard of Mary Turner? One hundred years ago this week, she was lynched by a white mob. Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr recalls the horrific crime.

But this week — Saturday, to be exact — marks 100 years since a singular act of barbarism in tiny Valdosta, Ga. Mary Turner was maybe 20 years old and she was eight months pregnant when she was lynched.


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