Thursday, June 22, 2006

Well, It’s About Time!

Posted on Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 4:00 AM

The Waco, Texas, City Council — a group with either a lot of time on its hands, or so busy it takes them 90 years to enact legislation — has passed a resolution condemning the lynchings that took place in the 19th and 20th centuries.

According to an AP story, the action was probably inspired by distant memories of the lynching of 17-year-old Jesse Washington, a crime that took place in 1916, and became known as the “Waco Horror.”

And since the National Civil Rights Museum In our city has a photo of the Washington lynching in their collection, the Waco City Council plans to send Memphis a copy of the anti-lynching resolution too.

Well, now we can all rest easy.

Read all about it here.

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