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The Last Lynching On Mount Oread

Napoleon Crews

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In 1890 Lawrence, Kansas, Negroes suffered widespread discrimination and segregation. Even the University of Kansas, built on Mount Oread, considered them incapable of learning more than rudimentary subjects such as the days of the week, months ofMoreIn 1890 Lawrence, Kansas, Negroes suffered widespread discrimination and segregation. Even the University of Kansas, built on Mount Oread, considered them incapable of learning more than rudimentary subjects such as the days of the week, months of the year, and they were required to sit in the back of the classroom. One Negro student overcame impossible odds and became the first black man to be admitted to the law school, but he failed to escape the noose of a lynch rope, cutting his college career short. This tale details the universitiys attempt to cover up the lynching, and the efforts of the citys only Negro police officer to bring the lynchers to justice.The real Sam Jeans, Negro, was recruited for the Lawrence Police Department, and later rose to the position of assistant chief of police. The only words written about Sam and his great accomplishments were that he was fearless in danger, showed good police judgment, and knew how to get along with the public. This tale portrays how it might have been for Sam as he overcame the great challenges on the path to success.