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!Read Ebook á The Lynchings in Duluth ⛓ Fedo, a Duluth native and former correspondent for the New York Times, retells the story of the lynching of three black men for the alleged rape of a white woman in Duluth, MN in , based on newspaper accounts, court records, state files, and interviews with witnesses This unusual Northern lynching received wide public attention at the time, due in part to the fact that nearly one tenth of the city s residents were in attendance to watch the hangings Annotation c Book News, Inc Portland, OR I am a life long Minnesota resident, yet I d never heard about the Duluth lynchings of 1920 until I moved to Duluth a year ago I now live across the street from the former jail and a block away from the lynching site, now the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, dedicated in 2003 I attended the annual memorial at the site last year and began to learnabout the lynchings from other community members Still, it wasn t until I read Michael Fedo s book that it truly hit home in all its harshness I am a life long Minnesota resident, yet I d never heard about the Duluth lynchings of 1920 until I moved to Duluth a year ago I now live across the street from the former jail and a block away from the lynching site, now the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, dedicated in 2003 I attended the annual memorial at the site last year and began to learnabout the lynchings from other community members Still, it wasn t until I read Michael Fedo s book that it truly hit home in all its harshness and brutality The raw emotions of the mob mentality jarred me to my core I could almost feel the pounding hearts of the accused men as they sat locked in their cells, listening to the growing crowds demanding them to be handed over, breaking thru the doors and walls in their urgency to mete out justice on their terms I ve traced the footsteps from the former jail to the lynching site several times over, each time with a renewed personal dedication to justice and equality This is a book that should be required reading in every Minnesota school history class This vivid account of the 1920 Duluth lynching is both succinct and moving Fedo s narrative seems the result of exhaustive research into Duluth s most shameful day His conclusion that the alleged rape probably never occurred and the lynchings were a product of a virulent racism and very little other than the aroused imaginings of a bored citizenry The conviction of one accused rapist was overturned five years later While 19 white members of the mob were later arraigned, only two are convicte This vivid account of the 1920 Duluth lynching is both succinct and moving Fedo s narrative seems the result of exhaustive research into Duluth s most shameful day His conclusion that the alleged rape probably never occurred and the lynchings were a product of a virulent racism and very little other than the aroused imaginings of a bored citizenry The conviction of one accused rapist was overturned five years later While 19 white members of the mob were later arraigned, only two are convicted They serve short sentences.The story reads like the old Fonda movie, The Ox bow Incident, where the your sympathies for the innocently accused Fonda character are heightened by the irrational anger and impatience of the mob Fedo strokes the same indignation and his story is based fact Very powerful Horribly sad Well researched and written Some Black carnival workers are falsely accused of raping a white woman in 1920 That same evening, an angry mob breaks into the jail and lynches them in the street Some people think this sort of thing only happens in the south, but this was in Duluth, MN, almost as north as you can get The book asks at what point is a person guilty by association, and it uncovered a story that people attempted to bury for a long time. A piece of history I knew nothing about I hope as a society we learn from these horrific tragedies, but unjust stories are still being told.