1media/truthtelling-header.gif2018-11-08T20:11:07-08:00Frances Willard House Museum396bd2bebf501b08ca215cf721fbba097eb2e1a23042526"We want the negro spoken of to his face just as frankly as he is spoken of behind his back."image_header2019-02-27T14:58:33-08:0006-23-1894Frances Willard House Museum396bd2bebf501b08ca215cf721fbba097eb2e1a2
After the reprinting of Frances Willard's 1890 interview in Fraternity magazine, and the exchange between Willard and Wells published in the Westminster Gazette, the conflict between the two reformers attracted international attention and comment. The page below showcases two responses: one, from a white Woman's Christian Temperance Union leader who defended Willard, and another, from the black president of a Chicago anti-lynching organization who demanded an explanation for Willard's comments.
Miss Hood's Protest
Helen L. Hood was president of the Illinois state WCTU, and was also staying in London at the time. This column appeared in the Chicago Inter-Ocean, the same newspaper that was publishing Ida B. Wells's dispatches from England, in June 1894.
Hot After Miss Willard
J.M. Townsend was president of the Anti-Lynching League. Below appears his critique of Willard's statements.
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