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
This week, we'll focus upon the November 2, 1920 massacre and flight of the black citizens of Ocoee, Florida. Following the First World War, the black population of Ocoee greatly increased. Due to agricultural production, black workers and their families found the area more or less ideal. By 1920, 45%
Over seventy recorded lynchings of black Americans took place this week in history. In today's post, we'll highlight five of them, sharing not only contemporary newspaper accounts but postcards made to celebrate the crimes. As usual of most lynchings, most of the victims were taken by force from the "protection"
In an attempt to cut off Confederate supply lines in Florida, Union General Truman Seymour raided from Jacksonville toward the center of the state, with Lake City as the objective. His command, 5,500-strong, included three regiments of black soldiers, including the famed 54th Massachusetts. Waiting in opposition near Olustee Station