Southern Anti-Lynching Movement Arises>Jessie Ames
Jessie Daniel Ames, "Southern Women and Lynching,"
Methods of Procedure . . . Mobs . . . frequently give public warning
of their intention to lynch hours and even days before the capture
of their suspected victim permits them to act. In these instances
the Association has adopted a course of action calculated to focus
public attention upon the community in which mob action threatens.
. . .
a lynching has been committed, with or without previous public
knowledge, state members of the Association inform the officers
of women's organizations of the facts involved in the action of
the mob. Regardless of the nature of the crime allegedly committed
by the victim of the mob public condemnation is given the lynching,
accompanied by the request for a rigid investigation of the mob
by state and county officials. . . .
Association proposes to reach every county in the South by delegating
to clubs and societies at the county seat the responsibility for:
1. Interesting every organization of men and women in the county
in the campaign against lynching; 2. Securing signatures of officers
and members of all organizations, religious, civic, and patriotic,
in the town and county; 3. Securing signatures of county officials,
preachers, teachers, and laymen.