Various Articles from Crisis Magazine 1917-18

An article about the young Paul Robeson (click text to read).

Another Paul Robeson tidbit, click the photo to read a brief article.

The burning of Jim McIlherron.  Click text to read the article and to see a postcard documenting another race related hate crime/murder (postcard on page 20).  Click here for an article about the Waco Horror, a lynch and burning of a young male. (click the “view all link,” then go to page 110).  Click here for more lynching postcards.

An article about an altercation between a Black school teacher, a Black school principal and a White school superintendent. Click the text to read the article.

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7 Responses to Various Articles from Crisis Magazine 1917-18

  1. I am sickened…no furious at reading that McIlherron article…I read about lynching before but this tale of a blood thirsty mob truly made me sick.
    Are these articles all related? or are they just random articles you found?

    • I truly know the reasons why my grandfather used to keep a gun even though back then (in the 30s and 40s in South Carolina) the authorities would continually take them from him. It was to protect himself and his family from s— (excuse my language) like I read here. SMH.

  2. And that teacher article…he really slapped her? I am more surprised that the white man got arrested because usually whatever wrong they did against us was okay by the likes of Jim Crow.

    • C. Rae White says:

      It’s hard to understand that Mr. Coon believed that he was entitled to put his hands on Ms. Euell. Mr. Reid must have been a bit full of himself to handle that situation the way he did, which proved to his detriment as he got his a– kicked and couldn’t go back to his job. Mr. Reid obviously didn’t follow procedures (he was late that day-sounds like a daylight savings time thing/change) and messed up by making a silly ruckus rather than understand that he was wrong. It’s sad that Blacks couldn’t depend on having or keeping a decent job because of silly crap like this. I’m hoping that all of the teacher’s found new and better positions.

  3. C. Rae White says:

    These are just random articles I found. I just want to show the various sides of African American life (as told by Blacks) in different areas of the US during the early years after slavery and jim crow law.

    On top of the senseless hate crimes against Blacks, what I find to be particularly sick is the photo postcard of the lynching of George McNeel (at the end of the Jim McIlherron article) that was sold on the street to White’s for 25 cents to memorialize their heinous (shockingly evil) deeds.

    Anyway, I don’t think young people today have a complete understanding of what African American’s went through during and directly after slavery. We all need a reminder of what Black people had to endure to just survive and try to make a life for themselves.

    • You’re right. as graphic as those pictures maybe it is something to remind them that their forefathers/mothers came from some dangerous times and they should be fortunate to live in a day and age where they don’t have to worry about looking at somebody the wrong way and getting killed. Unfortunately history is repeating itself with our young ones because now it is not white folk killing us over looking the wrong way they are doing themselves, settling trivial differences with guns and other weapons of choice. It is sad.

      • C. Rae White says:

        It’s interesting how we learn from our environment and internalize only the crap. We’re only doing to each other what they did to us not so long ago (At one time it was legal for Whites to shoot and kill Blacks, for whatever reason). I hope our young people begin to understand where we’ve come from and the struggle it took to get here.

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