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Three Christmas Day Lynchings – This Week in Historical Lynchings

This week, we'll take a look at three lynchings that happened on Christmas Day. One might be tempted to think that racial lynchings would decrease over the holidays, but that was not the case. Looking at the data, there is no detectable change in the frequency, type or reason for

White Man Lynched, Whitecaps, and an All-White Town – This Week in Historical Lynchings

We will take a look at four different lynchings this week - all racially-motivated. This includes the lynching of a white man in an Oklahoma town that banned black people. Additionally, more Whitecaps come into play. In Georgia, a black man was murdered after having "troubles with some white men."

Murder, Whitecaps, and “Peace” – This Week in Historical Lynchings

This week, we'll look into three separate lynching incidences. The first scrapes the surface of how confusing race relations were in the 1890s. In the second story, we'll revisit the vigilante group dubbed The Whitecaps. And finally, a double lynching seems to follow an unwritten guidebook. Between the Civil War

Lynched for Voting, Stealing a Bible – This Week in Historical Lynchings

This week, we'll look at three separate lynchings incidences. The first two concern black citizens exercising their right to vote. The punishment of death was often dealt out by self-described "conservative" Democrats against "progressive" Republicans (the term "liberal" would not come into use until a few decades later). Between the

White Caps, Victim Blaming, and Promises of a Fair Trial – This Week in Historical Lynchings

This week, we'll look at six lynchings through the South and Midwest. One victim confessed to a crime only after being promised a fair trial. Another was lynched simply for being the brother of a man accused of murder. Two were drowned (and two whipped) for "insulting" a white woman.

Carolina Race Riots, Lynchings and Whippings – This Week in Historical Lynchings

This week, we'll take a look at two news reports of lynchings and whipping in the Carolinas. First, we'll read about the Winston-Salem race riot that ended in the deaths of at least three unnamed black citizens, as well as a white fireman defending the jail from a white mob

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