The negro has suffered far more from the commission of this crime against the women of his race by white men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes.
There is nothing we can do about the lynching now, as we are out-numbered and without arms.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
The white man’s victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder.
Our country’s national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom, the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law.
Thus lynch law held sway in the far West until civilization spread into the Territories and the orderly processes of law took its place. The emergency no longer existing, lynching gradually disappeared from the West.
The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.
Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more sinned against than sinning, and it seems to have fallen upon me to do so.
Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same – hardihood. Give them raw truth.