Lynching in the United States [18+]
21. Postcard of lynching.
Reverse reads: “This is the barbecue we had last night. My picture is to the left with a cross over it. Your son, Joe”
22. Two African American men confined in a Delaware pillory above a whipping post.
Spectators to the punishment loiter in the background. 1889.
23. Victim of the Ku Klux Klan, 1920s.
25. Unknown photo.
26. Unknown photo.
27. Black children lynched only for being black, 1920s.
28. Lynching of Charlie Hale on the courthouse square at the corner of Perry and Pike Streets, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 1911.
Note the sign hanging from his toes:“Please do not wake him”. At far left is Jack Mathis,and the boy is Herbert Strayhorn.
29. Lynching of Claude Neal, Marianna, Florida, 1934.
The young black man was lynched after confessing to the murder of Lola Cannidy.
30. Lynching of Frank Embree, July 22, 1899.
He was falsly accused of a crime, handcuffed and stripped nude and whipped before a white mob. He was then lynched and castrated and then front, back and before and after images of his murder were sold as postcards.
31. Unknown photo.
32. Black man being forced to kiss the foot of some white man.
33. The lynching of 16 year old Lige Daniels, Center, Texas, 1920.
34. The lynching of Dick Robinson and a man named Thompson. October 6, 1906, Pritchard Station, Alabama.
35. The lynching of Joseph Richardson, September 26, 1913.
On September 26th, 1913, a man named Joseph Richardson was lynched by a mob in the town square in Leitchfield, Kentucky. He had been accused of assualting an eleven year old white girl. According to a newspaper report, “the little girl was on her way to school when she was attacked by the negro who was frightened away by approach of the neighbors.” This photo was printed on postcards and sold door-to-door. Subsequent investigation determined that Richardson was the local drunk; he had “merely stumbled into the child, and not even torn her dress.”
36. Lynched African American man hanging from tree in the United States, 1928.
37. Black man hanging from a tree, Floyd County area.
No data on whether he was hung legally or lynched. Other blacks seen in the background. Several houses and an outhouse seen in the background, too.
38. Unknown photo.
39. Laura Nelson was lynched on May 23, 1911 in Oklahoma.
40. The 1981 lynching of Michael Donald by a Ku Klux Klan group.
41. African-American lynched by white mob during the “Red Summer”, Omaha, Nebraska, September 28, 1919.
42. A postcard of a Duluth lynchings, Minnesota, June 15, 1920
43. Unknown photo.
44. Souvenir Postcard of Lee Hall, lynched in a trash dump in Wrightsville, Georgia.
His ears were cut off, and his body riddled with bullets.