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Lynching in the United States [18+]

Lynching is a practice of murdering people by extrajudicial mob action. It occurred in the United States mostly from the late 18th century until the 1960s. Some sources estimate that between 1882 and 1968, 4742 African Americans were killed because of the lynchings. Check out these photos showing lynching in America.

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1. Black man being tortured, Mississippi, 1937.

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2. The lynching of Sam Hose, a.k.a. Sam Holt, Georgia, 1899.

Hose was lynched for the murder of Alfred Cranford. It was never proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Holt was the murderer but he was lynched anyway.

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3. Spectators photographed with the charred corpse of Jesse Washington after his lynching in Waco, Texas, May 15, 1916.

Washington, a 17 year old mentally retarded African American farmhand, was lynched after his conviction for the murder of a local woman.

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4. Unknown photo

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5. Frank Embree shortly before his lynching, Fayette, Missouri, 1899.

He was accused of raping a 14-year-old white girl and only confessed after being whipped over 100 times.

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6. A prisoner is tied around a pickaxe for punishment in a Georgia labor camp in the early 1930s.

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7. Race Riots in Detroit, Michigan (1943).

Two white young men help a badly beaten black man during the Detroit race riots. June 21, 1943.

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8. Unknown Victim, 1925.

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9. The Lynching of Claude Neal, Greenwood, Florida, 1934.

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10. Rosewood massacre, Levy County, Florida, 1923.

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11. The lynching of Lawrence W. Nelson, May 25, 1911 in Okemah, Oklahoma.

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12. Unknown photo

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13. Unknown photo.

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14. Birmingham Dog Attacks.

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15. African American soldiers were lynched for wearing their uniforms when they returned to the U.S.

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16. Unidentified Man and Two Women Lynched.

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17. Two Blacks lynched for an alleged murder in Winona, Mississippi, April 1937.

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18. Photo unknown.

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19. January 12, 1916.

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20. The lynching of 15 year old Jesse Washington, Robinson, Texas, 1916.

On May 8, 1916, Lucy Fryer, a white woman, was murdered in Robinson, seven miles from Waco. Washington, a laborer on her farm, confessed to the murder. He was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off.

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Hilda M Saulsbury
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After chattel slavery is not existing and there is Reconstruction crowds of people decide to lynch people for being black, or having too much material goods. God has his or her picks?

Rod
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If your family is in one of these photos posing with these atrocities u should be ashamed. The acts are beyond despicable but posing with the horrible atrocities like a trophy!! Makes me ill beyond reason

Ester
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This all sickens my mind, it is appauling to think that those who were doing the lynching thought they had every right to do so, that in some sick sort of way they were supieror due to the paleness of their skin. Those who did these crimes I hope all found that after the moment of their deaths they were condemned to hell, and I hope that all of their families feel pain and sadness all the days of their lives. Absolutely sickening.

GuestG9ADg
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Lynched for being coloured and wearing their American Military uniform when they came home, they were abroad defending their country and the people who lynched them.
America at times can be a very sick country

George
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And we, Americans, have the nerve to condemn the Nazi’s for the Holocaust! May have been more people eliminated however, similar persecution of another race/human beings. And, it was going on while we liberated Europe!

Anthony
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King Leopold killed 100 million Africans in order to steal the resources/natural treasures there.

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