Date of Award

8-1-1988

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

Degree Name

M.A.

History

First Advisor

Dr. Margaret N. Rowley

Abstract

The primary purpose of this research is to illustrate changing trends in white Georgians' attitudes toward lynching and mob violence in Georgia during 1930.

The Dennis Hubert and S. S. Mincey cases and their results will be used as examples to reflect such trends as well as illustrate interracial cooperation among the races.

During 1930, Georgia witnessed at least six terrible acts of mob violence in the form of lynchings and murder. Also this number constituted the highest number in comparison to other states that year.

The Dennis Hubert and S. S. Mincey cases were different from any other lynching which occurred in Georgia in that white Georgians denounced these murders and made a considerable attempt to apprehend the guilty parties as well as aid the families of these Negro victims.

The primary sources for this research were derived from the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC) collection and the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching (ASWPL) papers located at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. This collection included the newspaper clippings collected by the CIC, letters, minutes, sermons and unpublished material used in pursuing this research.

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