Patricia Bernstein


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



The First Waco Horror can be purchased online through Texas A&M.