This blog started as an attempt to find a lynching for every day of the year. It is a grim part of United States history that I fear too many find easy to shrug away. After two years, I am now focusing on finding more information on the lynchings I have covered as well as posting about lynchings I have not, regardless of excuse given for the lynching.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
"In slave times the Negro was kept subservient and submissive by the frequency and severity of the scourging, but, with freedom, a new system of intimidation came into vogue; the Negro was not only whipped and scourged; he was killed."— Ida B. Wells