Bush penned letters to his sisters, and to a cousin, Louis Collins, which were published in the Decatur Daily Republican.
Woodford argued that the lynching was not an isolated incident, but rather part of the dominant strategy of racial repression.
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Mason, the Chief of Police, appealed to the mob, asking they see reason and respect the law.
The prisoner was accused of the crime of rape, but stoutly protested his innocence.