Monday, August 17, 2015

Prediction Made

The Atlanta Constitution, July 27, 1903:

JAMES MAKES A PREDICTION

Says Lynching and Burning of Negroes Will Be Seen in Boston.

Boston, July 26.—(Special.)—"Negro lynchings and burnings will before any great time be seen on Cambridge common and in the public gardens of Boston," said Professor James, of Harvard today.

The professor does not believe the race problem a sectional one, and says that prejudice against the black man is just as great in New England as it is in the black belts of the south. He says that the people of Boston will be as quick to burn a negro as those of Delaware and Illinois and that the only offense is wanting to start a bonfire, with a negro for the central figure, in the shadow of Faneuil hall.

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