Southern Maryland News: Howard Center’s new database expands the scope of ‘Printing Hate’ series

Southern Maryland News: Howard Center’s new database expands the scope of ‘Printing Hate’ series. “In 1887, a white-owned Kansas newspaper expressed disappointment that townspeople had not immediately lynched Richard Wood, a Black man, instead of letting authorities take him to jail…. When a lynch mob later broke into the jail and hanged Wood, the paper concluded: ‘a negro demon has met a just doom.’ Both newspapers — Mississippi’s Okolona Messenger and Kansas’ Leavenworth Times — are still published today. These examples of deeply harmful coverage of racial terror lynchings are included in a new database created for the University of Maryland Howard Center for Investigative Journalism’s ‘Printing Hate’ series.”

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