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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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Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror

Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, narrates this powerful video that briefly illustrates the history of lynching of black people in the United States by white terrorists.  Stevenson explains EJI’s project to memorialize the victims of these crimes…

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Planned Memorial to Peace and Justice

Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative is planning a museum-memorial in Montgomery, Alabama to commemorate America’s black lynching victims.

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Searching for the truth of “The Hanging Bridge.”

Ellen Frankman and T.J. Raphael interview Jason Ward, author of the book, Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century, which explores lynchings which took place in the early and mid-twentieth century on a bridge on the Chickasawhay River…

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