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A Noose at the Smithsonian Brings History Back to Life

Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, explains how the noose found in the museum answers the question founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture “Why…

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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…

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Memphis Students Unite Their Community 100 Years After A Lynching

One hundred years after his brutal lynching, Eli Persons was commemorated at a ceremony attended by 500 community members in Memphis (May 21, 2017) organized by a student-led activist group, Students Uniting Memphis (SUM) to bring awareness to this and other…

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Focusing on the Hidden Horror of American Lynchings

Oliver Clasper, a London-born photographer and journalist, . . .  has set out to provoke a conversation with a project he calls The Spaces We Inherit. In photographs and interviews, he is documenting historic sites where African Americans were terrorized…

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Mapping the History of Racial Terror

In his Smithsonian article, Danny Lewis includes an interactive map that “provides a detailed look at almost every documented lynching between the 1830s and 1960s. The map is part of a website created by a group called Monroe Work Today,…

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