A Suicide to Protest Racism
In his suicide note, 79-year-old Rev. Charles Moore of Texas wrote, “Many African Americans were lynched around here…hanged, decapitated, and burned, some while still alive. The vision of them haunts me greatly. So, at this late date, I have decided to join them by giving my body to be burned, with love in my heart not only for them but also for the perpetrators of such horror–but especially for the citizens of Grand Saline, many of whom have been very kind to me and others who may be moved to change the situation here.”
The Suicide Note of Charles Moore, June 13, 2014.
“In dying act, minister hoped to inspire social justice,” by Melissa Repko. Dallas Morning News, July 14, 2014.