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Fred Bell Text Transcript

Now, when this lynching happened they were really afraid. Now, I can remember this, that they were so afraid, a lot of them from Duluth went over to Superior side, left their homes. They were so afraid to stay in their homes. And I was told some of them hit the bay out there and went right across, they didn’t look for dry land, they were so afraid. They kept themselves hidden from being seen, you know, out in the streets. They were afraid to go out. They were even afraid to go out. But later the laws of the city here and the different officials said there wouldn’t be any more lynchings. They kind of got them where they would have more confidence that they could come back to their homes. But they were really shook up there at that time.

 

 

 

 
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