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Excerpt from Program of the Conference of the State Committee of Women for the Prevention of Lynching

Excerpt from Program of the Conference of the State Committee of Women for the Prevention of Lynching

One of three representatives from North Carolina, Weil took part in this 1931 conference to organize women to push for the eradication of lynching from Southern society. Because lynchings were often done in the name of the protection of white women, these women felt a particular moral responsibility to speak out on the issue. In their "Resolutions" (next page), the conference participants expressed their outrage at the perpetration of such crimes in their name. Note the range of charges against those lynched in the 1920s (see final page); in nearly 10% of cases, no special charge was made or the charge was not reported.

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1931

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Excerpt from Program of the Conference of the State Committee of Women for the Prevention of Lynching." (Viewed on April 19, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/excerpt-from-program-of-conference-of-state-committee-of-women-for-prevention-of-lynching>.