Telephone poles began to appear around the same time that white Americans started lynching black Americans.
On the 1934 lynching of Claude Neal, and the Florida town that kept the identity of those responsible a secret.
“When I’m in Nigeria, I find myself looking at the passive, placid faces of the people standing at the bus stops. They are tired after a day’s work, and thinking perhaps of the long commute back home, or of what to make for dinner. I wonder to myself how these people, who surely love life, who surely love their own families, their own children, could be ready in an instant to exact a fatal violence on strangers.”