1933 December 2

Tri-Faith Meeting Protests San Jose Lynching

 

A tri-faith rally, co-sponsored by Protestant, Jewish and Catholic leaders in San Jose, California on this day protested lynchings that had recently occurred in the San Jose area. The rally also protested the comments of California Governor Rolph approval of the lynchings.

Rally organizer Charles Tuttle, a former U. S. Attorney, declared that there is “no greater menace an no more sinister demagogy that official condonation or encouragement of mob violence.” Bishop Francis McConnell of the Methodist Episcopal Church call for a federal anti-lynching law. The ACLU supported his talk, which was broadcast over the NBC radio network. The ACLU has also offered $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any member of the lynch mob.

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