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
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 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
While there is no such thing as a justifiable lynching, some lynchings were for particularly inexcusable reasons. The four that we'll look at his week fall firmly in this category.
In 1887, a black man was lynched for marrying a white woman.
A year later, another man met the same
I enjoy discovering and understanding words almost as much as I enjoy history. Every couple of weeks or so, we'll pause to explore a particular word or phrase. Sometimes it'll be one we come across on a daily basis, other times it might be something rarely spoken whose meaning is
As slavery grew and expanded, slave owners worked out new justifications for the institution. While many focused upon the various ways that slavery "improved" the lives of the African race, some fearlessly delved into the sciences.
The number of slaves escaping into the free states and Canada greatly increased as the
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