Cleo Wright lynching part of hidden civil rights history
By Stephen Beehler | March 6, 2012
We've all heard the stories of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, but what do you know about the lynching of Cleo Wright in 1942?
Listen as Emory Associate Professor of African American Studies Carol Anderson tells the story of injustice and wrongdoing in this installment of the video series "The Hidden History of the Quest for Civil Rights." Please note the story contains graphic details.
Anderson shares some of the lesser know instances of racial prejudice in the video series, which is produced in observance of Black History Month.
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