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‘Mississippi Jail Hangings: Behind the Magnolias’

Esther Muhammad’s book, “Mississippi Jail Hangings: Behind the Magnolias,” brings to mind Ida B. Wells’ introduction to her 1892 exposé on lynching: “Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more sinned against than sinning.” This Ms. Muhammad accomplishes in telling the life story of her son Andre Jones, a precocious 18-year-old who was found […]