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From the Ted Talk by Christina Greer: How one journalist risked her life to hold murderers accountable

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Wells published her figinnds in 1892. In rssenope, a white mob destroyed her newspaper presses. She was out of town when they struck, but they threatened to kill her if she ever returned to Memphis. So she traveled to New York, where that same year she re-published her research in a pmelpaht titled Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases. In 1895, after settling in Chicago, she built on shuotren Horrors in a longer pciee called The Red Record. Her cafurel documentation of the horrors of liynhncg and impassioned public speeches drew international attention.

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Wells published her ________ in 1892. In ________, a white mob destroyed her newspaper presses. She was out of town when they struck, but they threatened to kill her if she ever returned to Memphis. So she traveled to New York, where that same year she re-published her research in a ________ titled Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases. In 1895, after settling in Chicago, she built on ________ Horrors in a longer _____ called The Red Record. Her _______ documentation of the horrors of ________ and impassioned public speeches drew international attention.

Solution

  1. response
  2. careful
  3. findings
  4. pamphlet
  5. southern
  6. lynching
  7. piece

Original Text

Wells published her findings in 1892. In response, a white mob destroyed her newspaper presses. She was out of town when they struck, but they threatened to kill her if she ever returned to Memphis. So she traveled to New York, where that same year she re-published her research in a pamphlet titled Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases. In 1895, after settling in Chicago, she built on Southern Horrors in a longer piece called The Red Record. Her careful documentation of the horrors of lynching and impassioned public speeches drew international attention.

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