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, we'll look at six lynchings through the South and Midwest. One victim confessed to a crime only after being promised a fair trial. Another was lynched simply for being the brother of a man accused of murder. Two were drowned (and two whipped) for "insulting" a white woman.
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
A proposed Thirteenth Amendment would have denied the power of the Federal government “to abolish or interfere” with the institution of slavery. So why then did Lincoln and many other anti-slavery Republicans support it? And why didn’t this stop secession?