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The introduction to The Tragedy of Lynching, produced by the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, 1933.

The Commission on Interracial Cooperation was established in Atlanta, Georgia in 1918 to address issues of interracial violence including riots and lynching. George Fort Milton, a newspaper executive, historian, and advisor to U.S. government agencies, was the Chairman of the Southern Commission on the Study of Lynching from 1930 to 1932.