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February 24, 2018

On Jan. 22, 1912, white Georgians lynched their first woman. She was African-American, of course, and it took over a hundred years for her story to be told. Her name was Loduska Crutchfield. They called her Dusky. 

Most newspapers of the time got her name wrong. Th...

March 25, 2017

This is my fifth newsletter. Every month or so I send one out to a list of about 500 folks. If you wish to join this list, please email me at karenbranan@gmail.com.

Dear Friends,

Many magnificent or merely interesting things have happened since my last newsletter!

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April 21, 2016

 


The old man was waiting for me when I arrived. He didn’t know I was coming nor did I.   It just turned out that way. I was in Harris County, Ga., my ancestors’ home, in 1995, hoping to find some elders who’d remember a lynching eighty-three years earlier. I doubted I...

December 18, 2015

Here I will post stories of Harris County and its people which did not make it into the book. I will write of my encounters and conversations on the book tour. I will focus on the changing hearts and minds of “white people,” and on creative efforts around the country t...

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