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.
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.
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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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.
6. A prisoner is tied around a pickaxe for punishment in a Georgia labor camp in the early 1930s.
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.
9. The Lynching of Claude Neal, Greenwood, Florida, 1934.
10. Rosewood massacre, Levy County, Florida, 1923.
11. The lynching of Lawrence W. Nelson, May 25, 1911 in Okemah, Oklahoma.
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14. Birmingham Dog Attacks.
15. African American soldiers were lynched for wearing their uniforms when they returned to the U.S.
16. Unidentified Man and Two Women Lynched.
17. Two Blacks lynched for an alleged murder in Winona, Mississippi, April 1937.
18. Photo unknown.
19. January 12, 1916.
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.