Tag Archive | #Lynching
In 1919, there was a lynching of an African American, every 4 days in the South. It was outright terrorism! In 1922, the NAACP started writing in detail about the rampant lynchings that were going on. Fisk University was very instrumental in giving blacks a place to be educated and a platform to fight back […]
In the early 1920’s, Tulsa OK, the Greenwood area was deemed, Black Wall St. Tensions arose when the Tulsa newspaper reported that a black man had raped a white woman. 300 African Americans were killed and the city (35 city blocks) was essentially burned to the ground. Not a single white person was ever prosecuted. […]
In May of 1918, there was a lynching of Hayes and Mary Turner (carrying her unborn child). The mob was upset because Mary Turner threatened to fight back, against the system that lynched her husband. By the end of WW1, 200,000 blacks served in the war in some capacity. The black soldier, fought for democracy […]
It was said, “If you find a negro votin’…. tell him to leave the poll, if he refuses…. kill him”. Did you know that during the Spanish War, white troops and black troops fought shoulder to shoulder? 101 black men were lynched in the South, in 1898.
“There is no justice here” was cried out….. Who was Ida B. Wells? Careful… video is graphic!!!