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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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Ez Mok

A lot things were done in the past out of fear and the need to be superior, but in this age and time when all know that man is man no matter his race. Any white that still thinks they’re a superior race is dumb as a brick.


Where are the ones that kill black people , just for a sport or just a laugh . The white people in these photos , most of them are long gone , I just wonder where there soul resting it . This is a place in life , that will never return now .


My dad got called a ni**er before WW2, volunteered on the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor, entered a segregated US Army, got called a ni**er there, spent three years in the South Pacific where he found islanders had been told Negro troops had tails, got out in 1945, came home…and still got called a ni**er.

I got called the same thing two weeks ago. So don’t get ahead of yourselves thinking we’ve had “progress”. We’ve changed the veneer coat: the wood’s still the same in a lot of places.

John Stanowski

I’m a jewish man and I can say that all the so called white people in those pictures a jewish people. Read a book called the secret relationship between blacks and Jews. We were the ones who brought them into slavery guys like Moses Levy and Aaron Lopez. We dominated the slave trade. The blacks, hispanics, and native americans are the true children of Israel they make up the 12 tribes of Israel. They’re suffering the curses of Deuteronomy 28:15-68. Us Jewish people are just converts we are really Khazars.

Hilda M Saulsbury

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?


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