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
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
This week, we'll take a close look at five lynchings that happened this week in history. The first, from 1895, was a case of killing a black man because the black man they wanted to kill wasn't around. The second is yet another lynching that was memorialized by postcards made
This week, our look at racially-motivated lynchings involves four specific events. Mobs numbering 200 to 3,000 broke open jails to hang, cut, shoot and burn to death victims without trial. As was normal, not a single member of these mobs was arrested for lynchings. All of the lynching in this
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"
This week in history saw nearly seventy lynchings of black Americans across the country. Today, we'll take a look at four specific cases. In all, white mobs varying in numbers of a dozen to over 1,000, ignored the constitutional rights of citizens and committed brutal murder. Most of the victims
Along with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, first made public in September of 1862, came a surge in black Americans joining the United States Army. The very thought of "armed negroes" sent terror through much of the South, shaking even the government in Richmond to the core.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis
There are some Confederate apologists who claim that "If there had been no Civil War, the South would have abolished slavery peaceably." It would have simply died out because "paternalist planters would have arranged, over time, to emancipate their slaves in exchange for financial compensation." ((H.W. Crocker, III, The Politically