Flames After Midnight Murder, Vengeance, and the Desolation of a Texas Community

By: Akers, Monte

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What happened in Kirven, Texas, [Freestone County] in May 1922, had been forgotten by the outside world until Monte Akers was transferred there. It was a co-worker's whispered words, "Kirven is where they burned the [Negroes]," that set the author to work at discovering the true story behind a young white woman's brutal murder and the burning alive of three black men who were almost certainly innocent of it. This was followed by a month-long reign of terror as white men killed blacks while local authorities concealed the real identity of the white probable murderers and allowed them to go free. Would make a great movie. The date read on the flypage--no other writing. Slight bow to front board. Black & white photographs. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 220 pages; 30236

Title: Flames After Midnight Murder, Vengeance, and the Desolation of a Texas Community

Author Name: Akers, Monte

Categories: Criminology,

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1999

ISBN Number: 0292704860

ISBN Number 13: 9780292704862

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 30236

Keywords: TEXANA Race Relations Kirvin, Texas Hate Crimes Lynching MURDER NEGRO Black History Month,