Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Outrageous Proceedings (From the Winston Banner - May 2, 1872)

This undoubtedly biased account of an incident at the Winston County Courthouse preceded the vicious newspaper piece attacking John Warren Avery. Note how the author described Winston County as "one of the most law abiding communities in this or any other State" without going into detail of all the ways "the majority of white voters...have preserved their honor and vindicated their intelligence and patriotism..."

[2 May 1872, Page 2 - The Clarion-Ledger at]

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