The First Waco Horror



“The ‘Waco Horror’ still reverberates, 100 years later”
May 23, 2016  |  CBS News

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

“In collaboration with the Baylor University Institute for Oral History, KWBU looks at how the lynching of Jesse Washington forever changed the city.”
May 13, 2016  |  Texas Standard

“Waco’s Unfinished Legacy: 100 Years after Jesse Washington”
May 9, 2016  |  KWBU-FM 103.3/Heart of Texas Public Radio

“Radio Documentary Marking the 100th Anniversary of Waco Lynching to Air on KWBU”
May 6, 2016  |  Baylor Media Communications

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

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

Groups address Waco’s ‘unfinished legacy’ almost 100 years after Jesse Washington lynching
January 29, 2016  |  Waco Tribune-Herald
by Kristin Hoppa

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

Waco Recalls a 90-Year-Old 'Horror'
Broadcast May 13, 2006  |  National Public Radio
Reporter Wade Goodwyn

In Waco, a Push To Atone for The Region’s Lynch-Mob Past
Wednesday, April 26, 2006  |  Washington Post  |  Page A01
by Sylvia Moreno, Staff Writer

Ghost of 1916 lynching still haunts Texas city
July 3, 2005  |  Austin American-Statesman
by Mike Cox

Fresh Outrage in Waco at Grisly Lynching of 1916
May 1, 2005  |  New York Times
by Ralph Bluemnthal

Legacy of Shame: In 1916 in Waco, a crowd of thousands cheered as a 17-year-old was lynched. “We’re sorry” is only a start.
Friday, June 17, 2005  |  Dallas Morning News

Solid work examines 1916 Waco lynching: Gruesome killing of teen helped move NAACP’s agenda
May, 22, 2005  |  San Antonio Express-News
by Cary Clack, Metro Columnist for the Express-News

“Waco horror” won’t “stay hushed:” Some in the city would rather forget man’s lynching in 1916, but others say memorial overdue
Saturday, April 30, 2005  |  Houston Chronicle  |  Section A, Page 1, Edition 3 Star
by Thomas Korosec, Staff

The First Waco Horror was reviewed by Fritz Lanham in the Zest section of the Houston Chronicle on February 20, 2005.

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

Carlos SanchezEditorWaco Herald-Tribune wrote an editorial on The First Waco Horror.
The editorial was published on February 27, 2005.

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

The Brutal Truth: Author Patricia Bernstein recalls a grisly, hate-fueled murder in The First Waco Horror
February 17, 2005  |  Houston Press
by Scott Faingold

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

New book recounts Waco lynching of 1916
March 31, 2005  |  Texas Jewish Post  |  Published in Fort Worth
by Steve Wisch

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