1924 photo by Triangle Studio of Photography (edited)
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I did not set out to write this article. While researching with another topic in mind, I stumbled upon a news story that shocked me. I felt compelled to learn more about what was behind it, to understand its context, and to write about it here. Although I hope to describe objectively how things came to happen, I cannot really accept them.