Waco Recalls a 90-Year-Old ‘Horror’
On Monday, a small interracial organization will meet on the steps of the Waco Texas courthouse to read a resolution condemning and apologizing for the lynching of 17-year-old Jesse Washington.
Washington’s lynching 90 years ago was so astonishingly brutal that the incident became known nationally as the “Waco Horror.”
The Waco Interracial Coalition is forcing Waco to confront some of its painful history and there are many in this city of 200,000 who have no interest in apologizing for something that happened 90 years ago.
“It’s a very ugly part of history,” says Ray Meadows, a Waco county commissioner. “I regret that it happened, but as far as me coming out to apologize…I didn’t have anything to do with it.”
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