Day in the History of Racial Injustice

January 25, 1942 ~ A white mob is Sikeston, Missouri, abducted Cleo Wright, accused of assaulting a white women, from jail, dragged him behind a cat, and set him on fire in front of two Black churches as service let out.

The Lynching of Cleo Wright
by Dominic J. Capeci Jr.
Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

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