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The Hundreth Anniversary: When Georgia Lynched a Pregnant Woman

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Mary Turner (1899 – 19 May 1918) was a nineteen-year-old black woman, lynched in Lowndes County, Georgia.[1][2][3] Eight months pregnant, Turner and her child were murdered after she publicly denounced the unlawful extrajudicial killing of her husband, Hazel Turner, by a mob. Her death is considered a stark example of racially motivated mob violence in the American South.


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