Lynching in America : confronting the legacy of racial terror /

Documents the Institute's multi-year investigation into lynching in twelve Southern states during the period between Reconstruction and World War II. Our researchers verified 3959 racial terror lynchings of African Americans in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississip...

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Corporate Author: Equal Justice Initiative (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Montgomery, Alabama : Equal Justice Initiative, [2017]
Edition:Third Edition.
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Summary:Documents the Institute's multi-year investigation into lynching in twelve Southern states during the period between Reconstruction and World War II. Our researchers verified 3959 racial terror lynchings of African Americans in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia between 1877 and 1950 -- at least 700 more lynchings of black people in these states than previously reported in the most comprehensive work done on lynching to date. Makes the case that lynching of African Americans was terrorism, a widely supported phenomenon used to enforce racial subordination and segregation.
Item Description:Cover title.
"This report is part of EJI's racial justice project, which examines the history of racial injustice in America and the impact of structural poverty on a range of issues."--Page [4] of cover.
A report prepared by the staff of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Physical Description:88 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-88).