VALANTE LATRICE

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Valante Latrice

Black history 101
Mary Turner (died 19 May 1918) was a married black woman and mother of two who was lynched by a white mob in Lowndes County, Georgia, for having spoken out in protest ! According to investigator Walter F. White of the NAACP, Mary Turner was tied and hung upside down by the ankles, her clothes soaked with gasoline, and burned from her body. Her belly was slit open with a knife like those used “in splitting hogs. Her “unborn babe” fell to the ground and gave “two feeble cries.Its head was crushed by a member of the mob with his heel, and the crowd shot hundreds of bullets into Turner’s body.

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