Lynching as Racial Terrorism

February 23, 2015 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

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It is important to remember that the hangings, burnings and dismemberments of black American men, women and children that were relatively common in this country between the Civil War and World War II were often public events. They were sometimes advertised in newspapers and drew hundreds and even thousands of white spectators, including elected officials and leading citizens who were so swept up in the carnivals of death that they posed with their children for keepsake photographs ..

These episodes of horrific, communitywide violence have been erased from civic memory in lynching-belt states like Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. But that will change if click here to read more..http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/opinion/lynching-as-racial-terrorism.html

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