Patricia Bernstein

News & Reviews: The First Waco Horror

In the News

Inside Decades-long Effort to Commemorate Notorious Waco Lynching
February 23, 2023 | Texas Monthly | Bernstein Interview

Other Mentions

Waco lynching plays a Centenary”
May 22, 2016 | El Diario de El Paso

“Baylor student upholds NAACP’s legacy of advocacy”
May 6, 2016 | KSLA-TV

“Waco woman starts family’s oral history tradition”
April 22, 2016 | KWES-TV, NewsWest 9

Apology for slavery from Texas wouldn’t be enough
March 28, 2007 | The Houston Chronicle

“Waco horror” won’t “stay hushed”

April 30, 2005 | Houston Chronicle | Section A, Page 1, Edition 3 Star |
by Thomas Korosec, Staff

The First Waco Horror Review
February 20, 2005 | Houston Chronicle | by Fritz Lanham in the Zest section

Book revisits a long-forgotten lynching
Monday, March 21, 2005 | The Dallas Morning News | by Diane Jennings

The Waco Horror: Grisly 1916 lynching still overshadows city
Sunday, March 6, 2005 | Waco Tribune-Herald | Front Page | by J.B. Smith, Tribune-Herald Staff Writer

The First Waco Horror Editorial
February 27, 2005 | Waco Herald-Tribune | by Carlos Sanchez, Editor

Rod Rice, Houston Public Radio interviewed author Patricia Bernstein about her book, The First Waco Horror.
The story was aired on February 14, 2005.

A Nasty Skeleton in Waco’s Closet
February 28, 2005 | The Mexia Daily News | by Jerry Turner, Tales from Early Texas

Author analyzes ugly piece of Waco history
March 12, 2005 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) | by Art Chapman, Star-Telegram Staff Writer


Praise for The First Waco Horror

“Patricia Bernstein tells a tale that is long overdue, and tells it extremely well. This story is riveting, tragic, and an altogether indispensable part of American history.”

— Kweisi Mfume, President and CEO, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

“Personalizing this tragedy puts a face and a name on an historic and horrific event that must not be forgotten. An important piece of historical research, well written and powerful.”

— Morris Dees, Co-Founder, Southern Poverty Law Center

“. . . Bernstein’s exceptionally well told account of the lynching and of the activists who exposed and denounced it ranks as one of the best accounts of a lynching ever published.”

— W. Fitzhugh Brundage, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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