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Lynching shown in 2nd-grade coloring book
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(WJXT-TV) The lynchings of African-Americans during the late 1800s is one of the last things James Hill expected his second-grader to come home with in a coloring book.
Hill said his 7-year-old son’s assignment at Atlantic Beach Elementary School was to color in the pictures and read the text in the comic entitled “Who Was Jim Crow?” as a part of Black History Month.
“We were flipping through it and he was bragging about his coloring and staying between the lines, and we came across this depiction of the murder scene,” Hill said. “The lynching scene is inappropriate for second graders. It caught us off guard. We were like, ‘What is this?’”
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