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
We will take a look at four different lynchings this week - all racially-motivated. This includes the lynching of a white man in an Oklahoma town that banned black people. Additionally, more Whitecaps come into play. In Georgia, a black man was murdered after having "troubles with some white men."
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
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