by Patricia Bernstein
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A study of the impact on the nation and the activities of the NAACP of the lynching and burning death of 17-year-old Jesse Washington in Waco, Texas, in May 1916 after his conviction for the murder of a white woman.
May 13, 2006 A small, interracial group plans to meet Monday on the steps of the town courthouse. They'll read a resolution condemning the May 1916 lynching of Jesse Washington. He was accused of killing a local farmer's wife.
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