Thursday, September 15, 2016

Time for a Break

I have spent two years and three months writing this blog. In that time I have covered the lynchings of 1, 009 persons, and posted 69 articles of interest and editorials. I am hoping that I have made more people aware of this horrible aspect of the past of the US. Acknowledging these distasteful parts is important in creating change now. 

I don't know how long of a hiatus I will be on. I may be back in a week, a month, or a year. Most importantly, I do plan on coming back and bringing awareness of more lynchings. I want to cover two lynchings in particular, the lynchings of Sam Hose and Emmett Till. I haven't covered them yet because recently I haven't felt like I could do justice to those lynchings. There is a lot to research and write and I've been tired. Weary is a better word. Delving into the depths of man's baseness will do that to you. It is not only the horrifying details of the lynchings but also the heart-breaking accounts of some of the crimes that preceded the lynchings.

My first grandchild is due in six weeks and I think it is time I focused on life instead of least for a while. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my blog, and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.  


  1. It's hard for me to tell a lynching from a murder sometimes. Only two people killed Emmett Till, and are two enough to call something a lynching? I guess one could claim that it was a lynching because it was racially motivated, but then what you would call a mob-killing that wasn't racially motivated?

    1. It usually qualifies as a lynching if it was meant to punish someone for a crime that was believed to have been committed without benefit of a legal trial. In Emmett Till's case the crime was wolf-whistling at a white woman. The three or more people is a guideline more than a rule. There is a lot of overlap when it comes to murder and lynching and so the lines begin to blur. I usually let others make the distinction for me since I am not qualified to tell the difference. There are some cases of lynching that I chose not to cover because they look too much like murder to me. Even the professionals disagree sometimes on what is and is not a lynching.

  2. Thank you for everything, everything you do is a blessing! MsAnneLast, you are singularly amazing !!

  3. Roz, you are such a sweetheart! I will be back and always happy to see your comments. You have been a great support in a bleak subject. Good luck with all your research!

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