Truth-Telling: Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells

The WCTU and Lynching, 1893


In the fall of 1893, the WCTU passed the below anti-lynching resolution at its annual convention. Susan Fessenden, the Massachusetts WCTU leader who sponsored it, said later that the assembly accepted it without much controversy. Compare the text to the resolution passed at the next convention, in the fall of 1894.


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