1916 murder in Waco sparked anti-lynching campaign

In searching for death penalty info in Texas, I found about about the brutal attack on Jesse Washington, a black man, possibly retarded, by whites in Waco — a story most of the locals apparently would rather forget.

But a couple of recent books and newspaper articles feature the story of the lynching, and there seems to be a movement afoot to get the event memorialized, as a symbolic gesture of reconciliation, seems not too much to ask.