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Reactions to a Life and Death

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  1. Introduction
  2. Making friends and enemies in the political world
  3. The newspapers and Turner
  4. Political reaction to Turner's lynching
  5. Conclusion
  6. Bibliography

The account of Jack Turner's life, as shown in William Warren Rogers Sr. and Robert David Ward's August Reckoning, demonstrates the drama that occurred in Choctaw County, Alabama in the late 1800s. Jack Turner, a well-known Republican leader and freed slave, was lynched after being accused of leading a conspiracy to massacre the whites of Choctaw County. There are many opposing reactions to Turner's lynching in Alabama and throughout the entire United States. Most people's opinions on the matter are greatly influenced by the views they already hold regarding Reconstruction. Jack Turner had many supporters and opponents, but his fellow freed slave population was one of the greatest supports.

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