Chapter

The Continued Crusade “Not myself nor my reputation, but the life of my people”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780195139273
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0011
The Continued Crusade “Not myself nor my reputation, but the life of my people”

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This chapter highlights Wells's triumphs as she continued her anti-lynching campaign. Many African Americans celebrated the many anti-lynching resolutions passed by the church and civic groups sent to American Ambassador Thomas F. Bayard and other prominent Americans. They relished a growing list of prestigious supporters, including newspaper editors, members of Parliament, wealthy socialites, novelists, famous clergymen, an African prince, reform leaders, and members of the nobility. In London, the Anti-Lynching Committee was organized to raise money for the investigation and exposure of lynching.

Keywords: African Americans; Bayard; London; Parliament; church groups; civic groups; nobility

Chapter.  7698 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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