Watching a Fall

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Christine Spillson | Boulevard | Fall 2017 | 18 minutes (5,070 words) On the morning of August 14, 1936, Rainey Bethea stepped out a door and into the crowd whose reported numbers would conflict greatly, anywhere between 10,000-20,000, but whose number, reports agree, had been growing in the dark of pre-dawn Owensboro,…

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