Category lynching

1919 Elaine Massacre: Setting A Precedent For Protecting Black Defendants’ Rights In Racial Violence Cases

The 1919 Elaine Massacre is one of the deadliest events of racial violence in U.S. History and resulted in a landmark Supreme Court decision that challenged the use of racial violence and coercion against Black defendants. Click the link to learn more.

Middle School Classroom Display Features Nooses As “Back To School Necklaces”

Three teachers are under investigation in Long Island, NY after a classroom display was discovered where nooses were featured as “back to school necklaces”. Click the link to learn more.

“A Red Record”:  A History of Lynching Documented By Ida B. Wells Barnett

In 1895, African American journalist, Ida B. Wells Barnett published, “A Red Record” an account of the lynching of African Americans.  This courageous account provided yet another journalistic platform for Wells Barnett to further her one-woman anti-lynching campaign.  Click the link to learn more. 

1895 Photo Of Black Man’s Lynching Used As Table Décor At Joe’s Crab Shack In Minnesota

Two black patrons at a Minnesota Joe’s Crab Shack, were surprised to be seated at a table which displayed the 1895 lynching of a black man. Click the link to learn more.

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