#8 Plaquemine, LA, Escape from Mob (James Farmer's Reflections). 1987. 27min. (captioned)
In these video segments, James Farmer continues the story [Lecture 7] of the march in Plaquemine, LA and his escape from a lynch mob that included state troopers. He explains how he barely escaped from the mob in a funeral hearse that got him past the roadblocks to New Orleans. He returned to Plaquemine the next day to turn himself into the local authorities; however, there was no warrant for his arrest. Farmer learned from sources that the
state troopers had intended to beat him bloody that night and let the mob kill him.
Farmer, James, 1920-1999
University of Mary Washington
[Transcript] link: crmvet.org/comm/farmer/008_plaquemine.pdf
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