Monday, June 13, 2016
The Tennessean: March 26, 1879
Today we have a small excerpt from The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee) dated March 26, 1879:
WHEN will people learn that female children must not be left unprotected? A negro or a tramp lynched impresses every few weeks the terrible lesson negligence has taught. The heart is palsied with the thought of the dreadful crime, the little victim torn and defiled by the brute, and he suffers, perhaps, the penalty; but it is no remedy for a little life blasted by the very recollection of the horror. The truth is continually impressed that there is in this land of law and order no safety from demoniac lust but in never leaving little girls unprotected.
Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.