After weeks of hearing from former slaves across the South, we've come to those who moved to new states following the war. By the 1930s, the time the interviews took place, they were living in Oklahoma, Ohio and Indiana.
Formed in Tennessee in 1866, the Klan spread quickly to the
This week in historical lynchings, we'll focus upon three "mass lynchings." In each of these, at least three black citizens were murdered at the hands of white mobs in the name of justice. In each of the cases, the press clouded the story, inventing details from whole cloth. They never
By the summer of 1895, the white population of Delta County, Texas had had enough. The black population - all 700 of them - was being told to leave.
Delta County was booming. With good soil and adequate rain, this little county in the northeast corner of Texas saw their population more
While nearly every known lynching has a newspaper report behind it, relatively few were photographed. At lynching's peak in the 1890s, George Eastman was about to change history. When he introduced the Kodak Brownie box camera in the early 1900s, almost anyone could afford to capture photos. It was at
This week, we'll take a closer look at not only some of the fifty or so lynchings that took place between April 25 and May 1, but a couple of near-lynchings. These include the 1902 whipping of four people from Indiana, a black teenager who was mutilated for kissing a