There were a few lynchings here in Terre Haute during that same era.
From what I have been able to find out, most of them were hung from the Wabash River Bridge. I recall seeing an old photograph of a nigger swinging in the breeze over the river. He was lynched for allegedly raping a white girl. Maybe he did and maybe he didn't. Nothing wrong with a good lynching back then. It was considered good sport and it relieved stress....
And so it goes.
The Retired One
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Up the road a bit in Springdale Arkansas there supposedly used to be a few signs up at the city limits that warned niggers not to let the sun set on their ass while in town, 1950's era.
The next county over Madison County was supposedly worse. I heard they did lynch a few back in the day.
Just local talk/folk tales which I can't confirm or deny.
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Well, Todd, I grew up during that era (Jim Crow, PRE-"Civil Rights"), and I'm here to tell ya, that was the "unspoken rule" in MANY a town back then. I remember when my mother took me with her down to the county courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky one day to conduct some business, she had a picture taken of the two of us, by the side of the courthouse. In the picture's background, you can see the "White Only" and "Colored" drinking fountains on the side of the courthouse building. My daughter was absolutely amazed that I lived in what she had only read about in history books. If I can find the pic, I'll post it here.
I remember going through Hazard and Jackson, Kentucky in the early 1960's and seeing just such signs. We knew our place, they knew theirs. Those that stepped over that line ending up dangling in the breeze.
When I was a young boy, I kinda felt bad for the niggers, being "held down" and all. Then, MANY years later, I went in the U.S. Army. THAT'S when I found out why the powers that be KEPT 'em down.
Not ALL of them, mind you, but as general rule, they are the most scurrilous form of sub-human life on the face of the Earth, in my personal experience; NO "prejudice" here; I witnessed it, and lived it first-hand. I'd say that my assessment was pretty spot-on; just look around you anywhere here in the U.S., and see the result of 50+ years of "Civil Rights", and the liberals great "Social Engineering Experiment".
Like JJ said once, SOME of us come by our "racist attitudes" by HONEST means.
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