Continuing in our series, we'll hear tales of the Ku Klux Klan as told by former slaves in Georgia.
Formed in Tennessee in 1866, the Klan spread quickly to the surrounding states, and then all across the South. These terrorist operations lasted until 1874, when they were disbanded in name.
This week, we'll have a look at four separate lynchings by white mobs.
In Louisiana, a black man is shot in his home for testifying against a white mob.
A white deputy sheriff is shot to death as he attempted to hold off a white mob intent upon lynching a
During the Secession Winter of 1860-1861, several seceding slave states sent commissioners to border slave states in the hopes of convincing them to join them in leaving the United States. In some cases, such as Virginia and Tennessee, the targeted states seceded. In others, such as in Kentucky and Delaware,
This week, we'll have a look at four separate lynchings of black citizens by white mobs.
In Mississippi, a black man is hanged for the offense of frightening a white woman.
Four black Louisianans are taken from their cells and lynchings by whites who wished to make a "clean sweep"
This week in our look at historical lynchings, we'll focus upon four senseless and brutal crimes.
In Louisiana, two black men are lynched. One for allegedly stealing a hog, the other for knowing the first.
A conspiracy in Tennessee leds to the lynching of six black citizens. The thirteen
This week in our look at historical lynchings, we'll focus upon several lesser-known crimes. Though hardly reported, the injustice was no less real.
What seems like a crime of passion is actually a somewhat well-planned conspiracy.
A case of two black men acquitted of murder were lynched anyway.
Another acquittal of
In our closer examination of several racially-motivated lynchings, we look today at a few anomalies. We'll start first in Ohio - a northern state with few such crimes. It is then to a very early case of Jim Crow laws in Georgia, where a soldier in the United States
As an ambassador for secession, Henry Benning spoke to Virginians, sharing with them the many reasons to join the Confederacy – all of which were slavery.
In January of 1866, black Americans in Georgia gathered together to figure out how to deal with the rising violence against their race. They also had to convince the state and federal governments to give them the right to vote. But this was a right that even their white allies
Once again, we're looking more closely at four different lynchings that took place this week in history. The earliest, from 1890, is rare in that a white man was lynched during the Jim Crow era. The reasons, however, should not be surprising. We'll also hear how a 70 year old