The Lynching of Mary Turner

Day 1 of #BlackHistoryMonth. We talk about the lynching of Mary Turner.

I had never heard the story of Mary Turner, until I saw a white public intellectual recall the story of Mary Turner and why it was one of the reasons why he supports reparations and condemned President Trump from characterizing his treatment by the Democrats as a lynching.

In May of 1918 a cruel, sadistic, bastard of a “man” named Hampton Smith was killed by a black man named Sidney Johnson. Hampton was the worst of the worst, he was incapable of treating his workers humanely, so he…