"I am in Great Britain today because I believe that the silent indifference with which she has received the charge that human beings are burned alive in Christian Anglo-Saxon communities is born of ignorance of the true situation. America cannot and will not ignore the voice of a nation that is her superior in civilization."
1893, journalist and early civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells crossed the
Atlantic for the first time to deliver that sobering message to Great
Britain. She had hoped to sway public opinion about the racial violence
that plagued the U.S. The lynching of black men and women seemed to have
become a sport among Southern white mobs — reaching a peak of 161
deaths in 1892.
Full article here.
Brought me back to this book.