Frances E. Willard, In Her Own Words...
As part of Black History month, many organizations are promoting conversations concerning lynching and lynch law in America.
The word “lynching” brings to mind images of a black man hanging from a tree but many do not realize that people of all races in different parts of the world have been lynched in many different ways.
On October 29, 1897, Frances E. Willard, president of the World and National WCTU called the twenty-fourth convention of the WCTU to order in Buffalo, New York and delivered her annual address. As part of her address, she denounced lynching.
Music Hall where the WCTU held it's National Convention and Willard gave her speech.