Quotation by Gwendolyn Brooks

The lariat lynch-wish I deplored./The loveliest lynchee was our Lord.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), African American poet and fiction writer. "The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock," lines 59-60 (1957).

The Chicago Defender was an African American newspaper; the "man" referred to is a reporter. Racially-segregated Little Rock, Arkansas was in turmoil over the issue of integration.
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