In 1944 a sixteen-year-old black student in Columbus, Ohio, won an essay contest…

In 1944 a sixteen-year-old black student in Columbus, Ohio, won an essay contest on the theme ‘What to Do with Hitler after the War’ by submitting the single sentence, “Put him in a black skin and let him live the rest of his life in America.”



14 thoughts on “In 1944 a sixteen-year-old black student in Columbus, Ohio, won an essay contest…

  • January 6, 2019 at 7:34 pm
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    Where is the source?

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  • May 19, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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    I would like to know the name of this young man and what became of him. What is your source??? Please post more info on Facebook!!!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 10:13 am
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    I believe it’s a lie because I have searched all over for the name of this person who they say wrote a single sentence but there is no record of it anywhere

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  • July 18, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    And no credit to the teen. Smh.

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  • November 25, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    I have searched and searched and have found absolutely no evidence that this ever happened. Sorry, it’s fake.

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  • November 27, 2019 at 9:18 am
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    This comes from “Whiteness of a Different Color” ISBN 9780674951914, located within I. The Political History of Whiteness, 3. Becoming Caucasian, 1924–1965, page 112.

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  • August 30, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Lol whoever wrote it was spot on. So….

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  • September 3, 2020 at 11:26 am
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    And yet….. the idea is a good one!

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  • September 5, 2020 at 12:34 pm
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    Thank you for providing the source

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  • September 27, 2020 at 8:33 pm
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    True story or not, look at the underlying meaning.

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  • November 16, 2020 at 3:12 am
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    It did happen. July 27, 1944 Tampa Tribune

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  • November 16, 2020 at 3:16 am
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    You didn’t look far. Tampa Tribune. July 27, 1944

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