"Banished" the book--In the early 1900s, there were more than 1,000 African Americans in Forsyth County, Georgia, comprising 10 percent of the population. But in 1912, whites violently expelled all black residents from the county. Today, Forsyth County is home to about 150,000 people, more than 95 percent of them white. Within a matter of months, it had dropped to 30. It's the largest racial cleansing in America that I know of." —Cox Newspapers reporter Elliot Jaspin
"Forsyth County Coroner Lauren McDonald said there were no signs of a struggle at the home. According to McDonald, there are “a lot of suicides and suicide attempts in the county,” but murder-suicides are rare."
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