That Wiki Bullshit – Paris, Texas III and Henry Smith
“Wizardman” (Don’t ask. I don’t know.) deleted the photograph of the 1893 lynching of Henry Smith in the town of Paris, Texas on March 29, 2007.
(cur) (last) 02:46, 29 March 2007 Wizardman (Talk | contribs) m (Removing Image:Henry-Smith-2-1-1893-Paris-TX-2.jpg because it has been deleted)
WizardBoy’s bio… this is like a phukkin’ comic book!!
There is no justification for removing the photo (see above). It was simply removed. I am, however, inclined to believe the photo was removed because it might have prejudiced the court of public opinion in considering the merit of charges concerning the case of Shaquanda Cotton in Paris, Texas.
This lynching has been memorialized as the first large commercial lynching in the United States. The practice generated sufficient revenue and psycho-sexual frenzy in white men, women and children (paging Dr. Freud) that lynchings continued largely unabated for another two decades. An entire generation of white America grew up on a steady diet of “hang the nigger from the tree.”
Here is a great link regarding Ida B. Wells-Barnett who dedicated her life to ending the heinous All-American practice of ”lynching Negroes by the neck until dead.”
And here is the picture of the lynching of Henry Smith in Paris, Texas in 1893.