Lynching in Amerca

The Root announced the unveiling of a new, valuable web resource.

“Google and the Equal Justice Initiative launched a website Tuesday [June 13, 2017] that explores the history and legacy of racial terror in the United States, specifically during the period between the Civil War and World War II, when more than 4,000 black Americans were lynched in this country.

Lynching in America is an interactive website created with support from Google and based on a full report completed by the Equal Justice Initiative. The site features the full 80-page report; audio stories from generations affected by lynching; a documentary film called Uprooted, which features the story of the descendants of a man who was lynched; and interactive maps that have locations of lynchings, profiles of the victims and the stories behind their deaths.”

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