Lynchings

The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama just released a report on the history of lynchings in the U.S. The report’s authors came up with an inventory of almost 4,000 victims of “racial terror lynchings” in 12 Southern states between 1877 and 1950. That got us thinking about Anne’s conversation with Philip Dray about the history of lynching.

At the Hands of Persons Unknown

Philip Dray on Lynching

Civil rights historian Philip Dray discusses how the presence of TV cameras at the trial of the men who murdered Emmett Till changed the way the country viewed lynching.

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