Mob Rule In New Orleans


Read by Holly Jenson

(4.8 stars; 10 reviews)

Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, feminist, leader in the Civil Rights Movement, and one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. Gathering her information from two New Orleans newspapers, Mrs. Wells-Barnett recounts in graphic detail the events of one particularly violent week in early 20th century New Orleans during which a mob "roamed the streets day and night, searching for colored men and women, whom they beat, shot and killed at will." A worse massacre was avoided, as stated by the author, because of "the determined stand for law and order taken by these great [newspapers] and the courageous action taken by the best citizens of New Orleans, who rallied to the support of the civic authorities." This account serves as chilling documentation of the mindless savagery of an anger- and hate-driven mob. - Summary by Holly Jenson (2 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Introduction 4:03 Read by Holly Jenson
Shot an Officer (Part 1) 16:38 Read by Holly Jenson
Shot an Officer (Part 2) 15:18 Read by Holly Jenson
Shot an Officer (Part 3) 13:55 Read by Holly Jenson
Death of Charles 14:04 Read by Holly Jenson
Mob Brutality 8:35 Read by Holly Jenson
Insolent Blacks 2:12 Read by Holly Jenson
Shocking Brutality 3:08 Read by Holly Jenson
Murder on the Levee 3:55 Read by Holly Jenson
A Victim in the Market 3:37 Read by Holly Jenson
A Gray-Haired Victim 3:10 Read by Holly Jenson
Fun in Gretna 7:15 Read by Holly Jenson
Brutality in New Orleans 5:16 Read by Holly Jenson
Was Charles a Desperado? 14:27 Read by Holly Jenson
Died in Self-Defense 13:02 Read by Holly Jenson
Burning Human Beings Alive 11:55 Read by Holly Jenson
Lynching Record 7:07 Read by Holly Jenson

Reviews

A horrifying past

(5 stars)

There's an old saying about those who are ignorant of history being doomed to repeat it. If those words are true, read this book so these events never happen again.

A sad time in our history

(5 stars)