Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage of 1918

“The Mary Turner case is one of the darkest in the history of this country. They took her and they took her to a tree. They tied her ankles around a limb of that tree. And then they took a knife and cut open her stomach. And when the baby fell to the ground one of the men took the heel of his boot and crushed its head until it was dead. And now they want us to forget that. They never ask the Jews to forget what happened to them. And the Jews won’t let those who are responsible forget it.” – Reverend Floyd Rose of Serenity Church in Valdosta, GA

Mary Turner & the Lynching Rampage of 1918


About brothernasir

Nasir Muhammad is a historian and researcher, specializing in African American history and educational event planning. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida A & M University. Mr. Muhammad has written and lectured about Morehouse College history, Curt Flood, Theodore “Tiger” Flowers and David T. Howard, among others. He is at work on the book project, The Colored Undertaker: The Life and Legacy of David Tobias Howard. Mr. Muhammad works in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library and other educational organizations to develop public presentations and information that highlight Atlanta and African American history. He has also designed a tour that highlights the neglected aspects of this history.
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