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Murder at Broad River Bridge: The Slaying of Lemuel Penn by the Ku Klux Klan

Murder at Broad River Bridge The Slaying of Lemuel Penn by the Ku Klux Klan First published in Murder at the Broad River Bridge recounts the stunning details of the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Lemuel Penn by the Ku Klux Klan on a back country Georgia road in nine

  • Title: Murder at Broad River Bridge: The Slaying of Lemuel Penn by the Ku Klux Klan
  • Author: Bill Shipp Renee C. Romano
  • ISBN: 9780820351629
  • Page: 467
  • Format: ebook
  • First published in 1981, Murder at the Broad River Bridge recounts the stunning details of the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Lemuel Penn by the Ku Klux Klan on a back country Georgia road in 1964, nine days after the passage of the Civil Rights Act Longtime Atlanta Constitution reporter Bill Shipp gives us, with shattering power, the true story of how a good, innocent, unFirst published in 1981, Murder at the Broad River Bridge recounts the stunning details of the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Lemuel Penn by the Ku Klux Klan on a back country Georgia road in 1964, nine days after the passage of the Civil Rights Act Longtime Atlanta Constitution reporter Bill Shipp gives us, with shattering power, the true story of how a good, innocent, uninvolved man was killed during the Civil Rights turbulence of the mid 1960s Penn was a decorated veteran of World War II, a United States Army Reserve officer, and an African American, killed by racist, white vigilantes as he was driving home to Washington, D.C from Fort Benning, Georgia.Shipp recounts the details of the blind and lawless force that took Penn s life and the sorry mask of protective patriotism it hid behind To read Murder at Broad River Bridge is to know with deep shock that it could be dated today, tonight, tomorrow It is a vastly moving documentary drama.

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    1. Murder at Broad River Bridge: (1981) is a timely important re-issue and reminder of the Ku Klux Klan attack on three black Army reserve officers that claimed the life of Lieutenant Colonel Lemuel Penn on July 11, 1964. The reservists had been returning to their home in Washington D.C. after serving a two week tour of active duty at Fort Benning, Georgia when their car was ambushed by three Klansmen, Penn died instantly after he was shot in the head. During the time when professional opportunitie [...]


    2. This short book is not a work of literature, nor is it extremely detailed in all the facets regarding the murder & various trials that took place afterward. In those respects, it sometimes feels thin on content. But, perhaps the content is not there to be had anymore?Regardless, it seemed like required reading for me, especially on the heels of Darktown and Lightning Men (about the first black police officers in Atlanta, starting in 1948 & moving into 1950).Sadly, this feels like a moral [...]


    3. This is a reprint of the 1981 book of the same name, FYI. It gives a brief account of the 1964 murder of Lieutenant Colonel Lemuel Penn near Athens, Georgia and the court cases that followed.It turns my stomach that Penn was only in Georgia to do his reserve service at Fort Benning. He was serving his bloody country and was murdered because the perps "thought" his D.C. license plate meant that he was one of President Johnson's Feds, there to cause trouble. Let me say that again, he was killed be [...]


    4. I would like to thank the University of Georgia Press for allowing me to have a copy of this book via NetGalley.See more of my reviews on my blog the Book DeviantI have many conflicting thoughts on this novel. In the end, it's really just an average novel, nothing too impressive, and, despite my initial interest, it really wasn't that interesting. Murder at Broad River Bridge focuses on the civil rights issues during the time period, but one of my biggest issues with this book is how it brushes [...]


    5. I received this book through NetGalley and from its publisher, University of Georgia Press. I have to admit the timing to read this book wasn’t the best. The recent violence in Charlottesville, VA, brings all of this violence even closer to us all. With that said, reliving the times in the 1960s, through this book, makes me think about where we, as a society, are today. This book is about the murder of a black man, Lt. Col. Lemuel Penn, who was a black soldier in Georgia for military training. [...]


    6. Many thanks to Bill Shipp, the University of Georgia Press, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.Murder at Broad River Bridge is a brief retelling of the murder Lemuel Penn, a decorated veteran of World War II and United States Army Reserve officer, who was needlessly killed by the Ku Klux Klan, in 1964, just nine days after the passing of the Civil Rights Act.Bill Shipp offers us a short, but important look, not only at the circumstances around the sla [...]


    7. Originally published in 1981, this book with a new foreword by Renee Romano, and written by a well-known writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution tells the true story of the race killing of Lt.Col. Lemuel Penn on a back-country Georgia road. He was simply driving back home to Washington, D.C. with two other Army Reserve officers after serving their weekend at Fort Benning, Georgia on July 11, 1964. This is a well detailed recounting, not overly long, telling about the civil rights issues goin [...]


    8. Another book that takes much significance in this day and time. Powerful presentation on the killing of three African American Army officers by the Klu Klux Klan which one died. A book that introduces civil rights and to me the injustice that was allowed at that time. The book was well written and flowed very well. The only issue I have with the book was I felt it could have given a bit more background on some things, and gave a little bit more insight on some issues. Some of the issues deserved [...]


    9. I'm grateful for many things, and for finally finishing this book and never having to read it again is definitely one of them. It was boring. It sounded so good, a true story about racism and the Ku Klux Klan is not want I normally read so it was different and I really thought it would be three stars maybe, but it was awful.The book constantly repeated things, and often mentioned things that felt unnecessary, and the layout they have for the Kindle app was atrocious. It was barely readable. I re [...]


    10. Thank you NetGalley for a chance to read and review this book. This is a reissue of a 1981 book whose subject is so resonant now with the recent protests and riots over races and racism in the USA. It was a good book when I first read it 30+ years ago and it is a good book now. I have no further reason to comment any further as nothing has changed, in the book or the country!!! bIt seems to toooooo many people that black lives don't matter!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP PEOPLE they do!!!!!


    11. Murder at Broad River Bridge was a brilliant and interesting read. I love the way it was written. If you are interested in the Ku Klux Klan, civil rights movements and police procedures in Georgia in the early 1960's then this book is for you. This novel struck a chord with me being black, but not American. Bill Shipp has researched this thoroughly and tell the true story of what happened to Lemuel Penn. The book contains many clippings and pictures pertaining to the story and this should be on [...]


    12. A timely rerelease of an important and too often forgotten part of our history, a history that still affects us today. I recommend that anyone who wants to gain further insight on today's climate of racial tension in the US read this book and the suggested reading provided at the end.


    13. I enjoyed learning about Athens in the 1960s. As a current resident, it was interesting to see how much the city has changed.


    14. I received an ARC of this very well written and informative book on the history of the Klu Klux Klan and the murder of Lemuel Penn by the KKK and the trial of the accused killers.


    15. Wow. This book could not be published at a better time. I don't really want to get into anything political on here, but I just finished reading this only days after the protests and riots in Charlottesville. It's refreshing to look back on history and events to get a better perspective on the present. Murder at Broad River Bridge is a look at the murder of Lemuel Penn in Athens Georgia on July 11, 1964. Lemuel was a serviceman returning home from training with two fellow servicemen. They stopp [...]


    16. Check out the full review at Kritters RamblingsJust like the book yesterday, this one is a re release of an older book that completely fits into the narrative of our country right now. I encourage readers to pick up this short book to reflect on our history in hopes that we try not to repeat it. A book that describes the true events that occurred on a backwoods road that ended up in the death of an upstanding African American by a member of the Ku Klux Klan. It was so jarring to read about this, [...]


    17. This book was leant to me by someone who grew up in the area and remembers the events. Very interesting read for someone who currently lives in the area.


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