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"Five Wallace Aides Mauled in Georgia"

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"Five Wallace Aides Mauled in Georgia"

Description

An article in the New York Times describes an incident in Augusta, Georgia, in which future Queens College professor Forbes Hill and four others were beaten and threatened for campaigning for Henry A. Wallace, the 1948 presidential candidate of the Progressive Party.

Subject

Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965
Hill, Forbes I.
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Georgia

Creator

New York Times

Source

ForbesHillCollection.Box1.Folder1

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1948-09-27

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Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

Augusta (Ga.)

Text

FIVE WALLACE AIDES MAULED IN GEORGIA

AUGUSTA, Ga., Sept. 26 (UP)-- Five campaign workers for Henry A. Wallace reported tonight that a band of men had dragged them from their headquarters here, and drove them ten miles out of town where they were released with a warning to "stay out of Augusta."
Four women and one man asserted that their abductors had broken down the door of the house where they were staying and had mauled them when they resisted.
Forbes Hill, 23 years old, had a black eye and a torn shirt and two of the women showed bruises when they reported the incident at Grovetown, Ga., fifteen miles west of this city.
The Progressive party workers walked into Grovetown from the spot where they said they were let out on the highway. They asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to return them to Augusta "so we can finish our work."
Bettye Ann Kimmel, 22, one of the women who was bruised, said she was "certain" the abduction was the work of the Ku Klux Klan, although members of the raiding party wore neither hoods nor masks. The Progressive party reported it had good descriptions of many of the crowd. The Klan is known to have a large organization in the Augusta district.
The others who reported they were mauled were Mrs. Annie M. Leathers, 45: Betty Wilkinson, 20, and Rhoda Asher, 20. Miss Wilkinson also was reported to have been bruised and lacerated in the scuffling.
The five party workers had been circulating a petition here to get the Wallace party on the Georgia ballot.

The New York Times
Published: September 27, 1948
Copyright The New York Times

Original Format

Paper
Newspaper article
8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)

Citation

New York Times, “"Five Wallace Aides Mauled in Georgia",” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed June 21, 2018, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/323.

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