Lynching Starts Democratic Convention Off On Wrong Foot

That’s what called an understatement.  It’s also the title of the Wednesday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 24 “This Week in Texas History” column.

Houstonians were as pleased as Punch to host the 1928 Democratic National Convention, the first by either major party held in the South since the Civil War.  But on the eve of the grand affair a group of teenagers kidnapped a suspected cop killer and left him hanging from a downtown bridge for all the out-of-town visitors to see.

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