Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching Victims 1886-1957: More on Black Women Who Were Lynched


The lynching of Laura Nelson

Unidentified Man and Two Women Lynched.

Unidentified Man and Two Women Lynched.

After seeing the connection between Henrietta Vinton Davis and Black Women who were lynched (they all had no markers on their graves) we posted Dr. Daniel Meaders’ pamphlet on Black Women Who Were Lynched in America.  Reading that aroused wonder.   Were more women lynched than Dr. Meaders found?

Further inquiry led us to the revelation of  “STRANGER FRUIT”: THE LYNCHING OF BLACK WOMEN THE CASES OF ROSA RICHARDSON AND MARIE SCOTT” by MARIA DELONGORIA. The information below is extracted from Appendix A: Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching Victims 1886-1957. This list indicates approximately one hundred and fifty women who were lynched.  Four of them were known to have been pregnant at the time.

m= mother d=daughter s=son f=father c=cousin w=wife h=husband #=age of victim b=brother s1=sister

* some sexually related aspect (evidence of rape, sexual assault and/or ‘relationship’)

** approximate date

Number

Date

Name

Lynched with

County/City State

Allegation

1870        

1

Sept Mrs. John Simes   Henry Co KY Republican

1872

2

Nov Mrs. Hawkins (m)   Fayette Co KY Republican

3

  —– Hawkins (d)   Fayette Co KY Republican

1876        

4

May Mrs. Ben French   Warsaw KY murder

1878        

5

4 Nov Maria Smith   Hernando MS murder

1880        

6

29 July Milly Thompson   Clayton GA  

7

6 Dec Julia Brandt (15) Joe Barnes, Vance Brandt Charleston SC theft/murder

1881        

8

*4 Sept Ann (Eliza) Cowan (35)   Newberry SC arson

1885        

9

29 Sept Harriet Finch Jerry Finch, John Pattishal, Lee Tyson Chatham Co NC murder

1886        

10

25 July Mary Hollenbeck   Tattnall GA murder

11

18 Aug Eliza Wood   Madison TN murder

12

Sept Cummins (d) Stephen Cummins (f) Pulaski KY  

1887        

13

28 April Gracy Blanton   W. Carroll LA theft

1891        

14

15 April Roxie Elliott   Centerville AL  

15

9 May Mrs. Lee   Lowndes MS son accused of murder

16

1 Aug Eliza Lowe   Henry AL arson

17

  Ella Williams   Henry AL arson

18

28 Sept Louise Stevenson Grant White Hollandale MS murder

1892        

19

3 Feb Mrs. Martin   Sumner Co TN son accused of arson

20

10 Feb Mrs. Brisco(w)   AK race prejudice

21

10 Feb Jessie Dillingham   Smokeyville TX train wrecking

22

11 March Ella (15)   Rayville LA attempted murder/poisoning

23

2 Nov Mrs. Hastings(m) son (16) Jonesville LA husband accused

24

  Hastings(d,14)   Jonesville LA father accused of murder

25

21 Dec Cora   Guthrie,Indian Territory  

1893        

26

19 March Jessie Jones   Jellico TN murder

27

18 July Meredith Lewis   Roseland LA murder

28

15 Sept Emma Fair Paul Hill, Paul Archer, William Archer Carrolton AL arson

29

16 Sept Louisa Carter (Lou)(m)   Jackson MS poisoning a well

30

  Mahala Jackson (d)   Jackson MS poisoning a well

1893        

31

Nov Mrs. Phil Evens (m)   Bardstown KY  

32

  Evans (d)   Bardstown KY  

33

  Evans (d)   Bardstown KY  

34

4 Nov Mary (Eliza) Motlow   Lynchburg VA arson

35

9 Nov Rilla Weaver   Clarendon AK  

1894        

36

6 March unknown Negro woman   Pulaski AK  

37

16 July Marion Howard   Scottsville KY  

38

24 July Negro woman   Simpson Co MS race prejudice

1895        

39

20 March Harriet Tally   Petersburg TN arson

40

21 April Mary Deane   Greenville AL murder

41

  Alice Green   Greenville AL murder

42

  Martha Green   Greenville AL murder

43

1 July Mollie Smith   Trigg County KY  

44

20 July Mrs. Abe Phillips (m) unnamed child (1)Hannah Phillips (d) Mant TX  

45

23 July Negro woman   Brenham TX  

46

2 Aug Mrs. James Mason (w) James Mason (h) Dangerfield TX  

47

*28 Aug Negro woman   Simpson MS miscegenation

48

26 Sept Felicia Francis   New Orleans LA  

49

11 Oct Catherine Matthews   Baton Rouge LA poisoning

50

2 Dec Hannah Kearse (Walker,m),Isom K. (s) Colleton SC stealing a bible

1896        

51

*12 Jan Charlotte Morris   Jefferson LA miscegenation/living with white “husband”

52

1 Aug Isadora Morely   Selma AL murder

53

18 Nov Mimm Collier   Steenston MS  

1897        

54

9 Feb Negro woman   Carrolton MS theft/arson

55

5 March Otea Smith   Julietta FL murder

56

12 May Amanda Franks   Jefferson AL murder

57

  Molly White   Jefferson AL murder

1898        

58

22 Feb Dora Baker (d,2)Frazier Baker(f) Williamsburg SC race prejudice

59

9 Nov Rose Etheridge   Phoenix SC murder

60

13 Nov Eliza Goode   Greenwood SC murder

1899        

61

23 March Willia Boyd   Silver City MS  

1900        

62

2 March Mrs. Jim Cross (m)   Lowndes AL  

63

  Cross (d)   Lowndes AL  

64

7 July Lizzie Pool   Hickory Plains AK race prejudice

65

25 July Anna Mabry   New Orleans LA race prejudice

66

28 Aug Negro woman Negro man Forrest City NC theft of peaches

1901        

67

5 March Ballie Crutchfield   Rome TN theft

68

20 March Terry Bell   Terry MS  

69

1 Aug Betsey McCray (m) Belfiield (s) Carrolton MS knowledge of murder

70

  Ida McCray (d)   Carrolton MS knowledge of murder

71

4 Oct Negro woman   Marshall TX assault

1902        

72

15 Feb Bell Duly   Fulton KY  

73

27 Dec Mrs.Emma Wideman Oliver Wideman Troy SC murder

1903        

74

  Negro woman     murder of Mrs. Frank Matthews

75

8 June Negro woman Negro men (4) Smith County MS murder

76

24 June Lamb Whittle   Concordia LA  

77

*25 July Jennie Steers   Beard Plantation, Shreveport LA murder by poison

78

28 Oct Jennie McCall   Hamilton FL by mistake

1904        

79

7 Feb Holbert (w) Luther Holbert Doddsville MS burning barn

80

*14 June Marie Thompson   Lebanon Junction KY murder

81

30 August unknown   Bates Union AK  

1906        

82

7 Nov Meta Hicks   Mitchell GA husband accused of murder

1907        

83

20 March Negro woman   Stamps AK  

84

  Negro woman   Stamps AK  

85

21 May Mrs. Padgett (m) Son Tattnall GA son accused of rape

86

  Padgett (d)   Tattnall GA brother accused of rape

1908        

87

3 Oct Mrs. D. Walker (m)   Fulton KY race hatred

88

  Walker (d)   Fulton KY race hatred

1909        

89

9 Feb Robby Baskin   Houston MS murder

90

30 July Emile Antione   Grand Prairie LA assault

1910        

91

April 5 Laura Mitchell   Lonoke AK murder

92

*25 Aug Laura Porter   Monroe LA disreputable house

1911        

93

*25 May Laura Nelson L.D. (14)(s) Okemah OK murder

94

2 Sept Hattie Bowman Ed Christian Greenville FL theft

1912        

95

** Pettigrew (d) Ben Pettigrew (f) Savannah TN  

96

** Pettigrew (d)   Savannah TN  

97

  Negro woman   Codele GA  

98

*23 Jan Belle Hathaway John Moore,Eugene Hamming,Dusty Cruthfield or Crutchfield Hamilton GA tenants of murdered man

99

11 Feb Negro woman Negro children (3) Beaumont TX  

100

13 Feb Mary Jackson George Saunders Marshall TX  

101

25 June Ann Boston   Pinehurst GA murder

1914        

102

13 Mar** Mrs. Joe Perry (m,w) Joe Perry (h)SonChild Henderson NC  

103

*31 Mar Marie Scott (17)   Muskogee OK murder

104

28 May/June** Jennie Collins   Shaw MS aiding in escape

105

17 June Paralee Collins (m) Issac (s) West Plains MO  

106

*12 July Rosa Richardson (27-35)   Providence/Santee SC murder

107

25 Nov Jane Sullivan (w) Fred Sullivan (h) Byhalia MS burning a barn

1915        

108

15 Jan Eula Charles (Barber,d)Dan Barber (f) Jasper County GA parents accused of bootlegging

109

  Ella Charles (Barber,d)Jesse Barber(b) Jasper County GA parents accused of bootlegging

110

May Briley   Pescott AK  

111

17 Aug Hope Hull   AL  

112

*8 Dec Cordella Stevenson   Columbus MS  

1916        

113

19 Aug Mary Dennis   Newberry FL aiding in escape

114

  Stella Long   Newberry FL aiding in escape

115

4 Oct** Mary Conley   Arlington GA complicity in murder

1917        

116

1 March Emma Hooper   Hammond LA murder

1918        

117

17 May Mary Turner (pregnant)   Brooks Co GA taught a lesson

118

4 June Sarah Cabiness unnamed children(2)Bessie Cabiness(d)Pete (s)Tenola Cabiness(d)Cute Cabiness (d) Huntsville TX threatening white man

119

4 Sept Mrs. James Eyer   Marion GA  

120

*21 Dec Alma House (pregnant) Andrew Clark Shubuta MS murder

1919        

121

5 May unknown Negro woman   Holmes MS race prejudice

1920        

122

2 Nov unknown Negro woman   Ocoee FL race prejudice

123

18 Nov Minnie Ivory Willie IvoryWill Perry Douglass GA murder

1921        

124

9 April Rachel Moore   Rankin MS race prejudice

1922        

125

25 June Mercy Hall   Oklahoma City OK strike activity

1923        

126

5 Jan Sarah Carrier   Rosewood FL race prejudice

127

  Lesty Gordon   Rosewood FL race prejudice

128

29 Sept Negro woman   Pickens MS  

129

31 Sept Negro woman   Holmes MS race prejudice

1924        

130

23 June Penny Westmoreland Marcus Westmoreland Spalding GA  

131

19 July —– Sheldon   Meridian MS  

132

11 Sept Sarah Williams   Shreveport LA  

1925        

133

*25 April Annie Lowman (m)   Aiken SC defending her daughter

1926        

134

25 April Lily Cobb   Birmingham AL  

135

25 May Eliza Bryant   Duplin NC success

136

8 Oct Bertha Lowman(d,s1) Demon (b) Aiken SC lynched after acquitted of murder

137

11 Nov Sally Brown Clarence (c) Houston TX  

1928        

138

25 Dec Negro woman (1)   Eros LA dispute w/ whites

139

  Negro woman (2)   Eros LA dispute w/whites

1930        

140

12 Feb Laura Wood   Salisbury NC  

141

5 July Viola Dial (pregnant)   Narketta MS race prejudice

142

6 July Mrs. James Eyers (w)   Markeeta MS race prejudice

143

10 Sept Holly White Pigg Lockett Scooba MS  

1931        

144

May Mrs. Wise   Frankfort VA resisting Klan

1946        

145

*25 July Dorothy Malcolm(w) (pregnant) Roger Malcolm (h) Monroe GA able to identify mob members

146

  Mae Dorsey (w) George Dorsey (h) Monroe GA able to identify mob members

1956        

147

*25 March Angenora Spencer   Hyde NC miscegenation

1957        

148

18 Nov Mrs. Frank Clay   Henderson NC dispute

*Crystal Nicole Femister has a similar chart in the Appendix of her dissertation “Ladies and Lynching”: The Gendered Discourse of Mob Violence in the New South, 1880-1930. Having used overlapping sources accounts for similarities although there are differences in categories, variations of names, locations and some of the other content.

 

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  1. Lynching in and of itself is sad indeed. When most ppl think of this heinous form of murder, we think only of men. I too will be forever changed. As an artist, I have depicted lynching of black men swinging from a tree with tears and leaves shed as droplets of blood , now I have a different impression. My fellow artists were quite moved by my work.

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  2. My father was born in Jasper County, Georgia in 1920. There was a well known lynching that took place there in 1916 when my dad’s mother was about 16 years old, the same age as one of the lynch victims. Given the small number of the blacks in the area I feel that my grandmother knew the murdered boy. His name was Jesse–my grandmothers first child, my father, was named Jesse.

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  3. Thank you for providing this information about the women and children who were lynched,because when pictures are shown about
    lynching, they only show black men.
    My comment is this. After seeing what happen to the women and the children I ask God,”What could be worse than this? A voice said,”The people who allowed it to happen!

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      • I ask God about the suffering in the world and when will it end.I was told,”The judgement for human predators in every race belongs to God! But,in the
        spring of 2011,”eyes have not seen,ears have not heard, about the blessings God has prepared for everyone! All over the world people are doing what
        ever they can to make life better for everyone.Thanks
        to TV and the Internet, people all over the world will be able to witness this glorious blessing!

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  4. Thank you Henrietta Davis,for telling the history of how many black women were lynched. Only one picture was ever shown. But,
    you gave a true account of what really happen, and that was real important.
    That old saying,”And this too shall pass” will be read in the pages of history, when all of,”Mans Greatest Inhumanities against Man” will never happen again.
    Thank you,
    Tina wells

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    • It is an honor and a privilege to be able to share their stories. We are grateful for the acknowledgement of our efforts.

      This diagram is actually the product of the work of researcher Maria Delongoria. It was through her efforts this list was available. We are indebted to her for all the assistance that made it possible for this information to be presented here.

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  5. I MUST KNOW FURTHER MY RESEARCH INTO MY OWN FAMILY HISTORY TO SEE IF ANY FEMALES THAT WERE LYNCHED BELONG TO THE MUNN FAMILY

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  6. I’d like to make a correction to the diagram. Lynched in Hamilton, Ga., on Jan. 22, 1912, was Dusky Crutchfield, a woman, not Belle Hathaway. This error was made in first reports of the lynching and has remained on most lists ever since. I am writing a book about this lynching in which my ancestors participated. The men’s names were John Moore, Eugene Harrington, and Burrell Hardaway. I believe the information about “a woman” lynched just before that in Cordele, Ga., is inaccurate. Just after that three men were lynched in Cordele, but no woman’s lynching has been recorded there. Thank you for making these changes.

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    • In late January 1912, a prominent planter in Hamilton, Georgia, named Norman Hadley died from a gun shot fired from outside the house while he sat in his home. Police charged four black tenant farmers who worked on Hadley’s plantation with the murder—Belle Hathaway, John Moore, Eugene Hamming, and John “Dusty” Crutchfield. News reports give no reason why the tenants killed Hadley. Later in the evening of Hadley’s murder, some one hundred men broke into the Harris County jail, overpowered the jailor, and took the prisoners. About a mile out of town, the mob hanged the suspects and riddled their bodies with several hundred bullets. The four lynching victims adamantly protested their innocence to the murder. (See The Oelwein Daily Register [Oelwein, Iowa], “Four Negroes Lynched in Georgia for Murder,” January 23, 1912, p. 5.) You’re correct as to the unnamed black woman lynched in Cordele, Georgia, the same year, however.

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      • P.S. David, do you have any family connections to Harris County, Ga.? I ask because there were some Bakers living nearby and associated with the people who were lynched.

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      • For the record, the woman who was lynched was Lodusky (Dusky) Crutchfield; the man erroneously called “Dusty” Crutchfield at the time was Burrell Hardaway.

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      • Thank you for that information. I will certainly research “Lodusky (Dusky) Crutchfield” to ensure the persons gender. I am writing a book length manuscript on the contextual history of female lynchings in the United States from 1837 to 1965 and it’s imperative to the books academic integrity that I get these cases correctly portrayed. Again, thank you for the information. By the way, I’m unrelated to the Bakers in Harris County.

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      • I am happy to be of whatever help I can. I’ve researched the Hamilton lynching for many years and am completing a book to be published early next year. I’m glad you’re doing your book. Feel free to contact me at k.branan@verizon.net.

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  8. You have done people of Afrikan descent a great service by identifying these women and children. We can put a name to another horrible and tragic dimension of the Maafa–the murdering not only of men of Afrikan descent, but women, as well as children. Perhaps we can understand somewhat better the trauma, pain, suffering that we carry as a result of these experiences. We can begin to realize the extent of the healing that will be needed to recover from these devastating losses. We can perhaps have more compassion for the struggles and challenges that we have as a people. Through your work and that of other like-minded people, we can begin to pull together. Your documentary is a much needed doorway to initiating healing. We must begin to confront our losses, our grief, and our trauma so that we can become whole once again.

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    • One small point of correction. We did not identify them. The credit for their identification goes to MARIA DELONGORIA. We are simply sharing a portion of the information she gathered through her research.

      On all other points of your comment we wholeheartedly concur. We are grateful for the acknowledgement of our efforts to pass the truth on.

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  9. Thank you for your care & dedication in remembering these women who died horrible deaths — it is always with quiet reservation that we can peruse such tables of names. Thanks for highlighting this compilation by Maria DeLongoria.

    I am honored to have come across your blog. It turns out, I am working on a project similar to yours for the coming year 2012, in the form of a commemoration of history. (If you are interested, the link is at http://bit.ly/monroew ). We are past, at, and approaching 100 years from all of these events. I think the documentary that you have planned would be amazing. Please let me know how I can donate.

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  11. Just last week in my US History class, a student asked whether there were any cases of female lynchings and my teacher replied with a definitive “No”. I wish she would have researched before misinforming the class. Anyway, this list, along with all lynchings, is incredibly saddening. I found tears in my eyes as I read the words “taught a lesson” and “defending her daughter” under the allegation column.

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    • Indeed, your professor misspoke. Yet, justice scholars have failed to distinguish an accurate historical record of female lynchings in the United States. Most probably, one reason for this lapse in the lynching scholarship is that researchers lack the fact-based information required to document troubling narratives of women irrevocably harmed by mob violence. It is impractical for researchers to bring into sharper focus the fiendish torture women suffered from vigilantism without a reliable historical record of confirmed female lynchings. In a recently published work, I go to great lengths to correct the historical record on female lynchings in the United States. The work provides an inventory of 179 confirmed cases of women and young girls murdered at the hands of mostly White terrorists from 1835 to 1965. Yet, it is equally important to distinguish 57 cases of unconfirmed and factually inaccurate female lynchings that directly challenge the reliability of existing registries. The work remedies inaccuracies in these inventories with more historically precise narratives of misidentified cases. You can find the work at: David V. Baker, “Female Lynchings in the United States: Amending the Historical Record,” Race and Justice, 2 (2012): 356-391.

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  13. reading this really hurt my heart, but looking back at the history why would one think that black women and children would be off limits of the MONSTERS that killed our people back then. They”whites” don’t want you to see them as the monsters that they truly were. They have justified back then the killings were needed to keep order or control or to fix the out of control Darkies that were killing white wen and women for no reason at all. The problem is that school’s won’t teach this in school. They don’t want future generations to know who BAD they treated our people . They don;t want to answer the questions that our children will have.Thank you for informing me

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  17. Don’t you find it particular interesting that in the year 2015 they will sell the first flying car whereas black people are still focusing our attention and energy on 1856? That says something to us about the perpetual aspects of our mental state evidencing by our actions and behavior in the year 2013…There is no need for us to return to 1856 when our own photos and actions serve to reveal the psychological & strategic plan is still being perpetuated today.

    MEANWHILE:
    We declare that our children should see these movies and photos instead of telling them that slavery is our history but it does not have to be our legacy so children with your young impressionable minds let me introduce you to something new, fresh and right out of the wrapper.
    This is new ,fresh, right out of the wrapper and something our children can get in on the ground floor of…..

    http://www.shockmansion.com/2013/05/25/video-the-first-flying-car-is-finally-here-goes-on-sale-2015-can-take-off-vertically-in-traffic-jam/#.Ulg5Ilb2QRE.facebook

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      • Excellent reply SiStar…. NEVER FORGET!!! …. who cares about a “flying car” if one doesn’t know where to fly it !! (due to no knowledge of self!!)

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    • We could be a lot better off if it wasn’t for people like you, we should never forgot and in doing so by inspiring others to be more than consumers, ie owning, building, inventing, researchers, and bankers just to name a few.

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  18. What amazes me is this nation can tell every other horror story but the truth about how this nation began and advanced itself forwards and all the horror enacted on our people and that of the Native Indigenous people here.

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      • I am speechless when it comes to the matter of these women who were very likely strong and confident being lynched for the allegation of “race prejudice!!” They likely did nothing more than speak out against injustice. Yet at the same time Black women were lynched for miscegenation, or living with a white husband. Apparently both hating whites and loving them was punishable by death.

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    • Deborah, This is but one story of horror that has been told of great injustice toward humanity. I’m sorry that you feel it diminishes the plight of the Native American. Possibly if you place the countless hours of dedication to compile information to educate others of the truth of the horror toward the Native American’s it could bring help to unite compassion and not bring a divisive energy.

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  19. I am from Philadelphia, MS, the home of “Mississippi Burning” where the 3 boys were murdered by the Klan in 1964. One of the lynchings listed is from my grandfather’s hometown, Shubuta, MS. I am not surprised about the many lynchings that occurred in MS. Is a dark blemish that will never be erased. I even went to high school with the son of one of the Klansmen .His father was the deputy sheriff, Cecil Price. He was still alive and walked around town as if he never did anything.Sad.

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    • As I read lynching accounts recently, it came to my mind there are people still alive today who participated in lynchings. There are thousands more who are children and grandchildren of these people who could use the torture, mutilation, and murder of another as a sport! And there are thousands more who never healed from the injustices to their family members.

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  20. Just like jazz our His – Story will be lost with US, the kids today don’t care about themselves let a long our past. We are a great people and have been since the beginning of time. America is the only country that has done the unthinkable to a nation of BLACK people. You can name ALL the acts of crimes of ALL people, and the US will still outnumber them by a billions. To prove my point we don’t even know our names. Do you know how long you have to hold a people down that they don’t know their names?

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  21. May God have mercy on the people who perpetrated these crimes. As the Jews keep the Holocaust front and center so their children do not forget, we should keep these images front and center to that our people not only prosper but remember how little value our lives had. Perhaps if some of these entertainers (who do not speak for me) had a little “learning” they wouldn’t be so quick to talk about “beating P***Y up liike Emmett Till.” This is amazing.

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  22. I agree with you that our children will not know the real truth about our history, and some of them really could care less, but in order to move forward we have to look in our past to truly understand ourselves. All this generation think about is the newest whatever, and can’t understand what is really going on. Thank you for the History

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  23. I have no knowledge of my past other than being dropped off at an orphanage in April of 1948 .Before that any relatives are unknown to me..My family could have died or been among this number..

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  24. I never thought of women being lynched. I can’t explain my thoughts as I read this article. We must remember what was done to our women in order for that that situation to never happen again. We are on the brink of change in our society, some want to return to the days when this type of behavior was the norm and no one person stood against it. Some are convinced that “racism” no longer exists and whenever we talk about our history we are accused of “playing the race card”. What does “playing the race card” really mean? For those who believe we have come a long way just look at the disrespect suffered by our President.

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  25. Reblogged this on dust and shadow and commented:
    I read through the first five names and descriptions and I can’t read anymore. It’s amazing that black people and the First Peoples haven’t razed this entire country to the goddamn ground. Here’s some American history for you along with some American family values. Also note that the majority of these took place post-Emancipation. So just imagine what they did to our bodies and our babies before then.

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  30. I was a small child travelling with my parents out west by bus taking the southern route and when we had made a stop in Mississippi I happened upon a sign above a water fountain. It was oblong, white with black piping and read WHITES ONLY. I will never forget it and it is forever etched in my mind. Being a small child from the north I was unaware of the struggles and atrocities. Never-the-less great fear gripped my heart seeing this sign because I could feel the negativity behind it. I ran to my mother screaming Ma-Ma, Ma-Ma, Ma- Ma!, She scurried me away with some later soft – soap I don’t remember. Reading this account today had me recall the march of the 60′s when I am a pre-teen and more aware. Remembering when the 4 died and Dr. King’s speeches. Now being reminded that it just wasn’t men hanging from tree’s and again being confronted with the question of how and why were the pictures taken in the first place. How and why were humans listed as “unknown negro”. How and why were people that are considered so lowly then raped before put to such horrendous deaths? How and why was this not a part of the education I received as a child? … So now as a man in the mark of more than a half century I sit here writing How and Why?

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  32. Brothers and Sisters..
    We are the Slaves dream…All one has to do is gaze upon our many hues and know of severe suffering of those who walked the earth before us ! i do so love our people that infact I say without delay ? This blemish deserves to be worn like a scar to those of us who don’t know !
    I had Aunt’s in Anniston Alabama , who remember this kind of thing.. My Maternal Grand mother ‘ Mary Alice Williams/ Bosh/ Hoggans ,would always say “forgive but don’t forget ” !
    I say, ” Make your world a better place , for you and me and the entire human race ” ! That’s all I have to say !
    We are the Slaves dream ! <3 Stevie Ray Mays !

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  33. This is the most painful thing, I think I have ever read in my life. It’s so painful to see all the things that were done to African Americans, during the time of intense racism and non-stop discrimination, to think that your skin colour was the only determining factor in whether you lived as a human being or you were subjected to abuse and treated than nothing less of an animal. This just makes me want to better myself and just to do all the things that they couldn’t do, just a note, the fight is not over. African Americans and Black people on a whole need to stand together and unite, rather than kill one another. Martin Luther King did not fight for his brothers to kill one another, Malcolm X did not fight against discrimination for his brothers to kill one another, Rosa Parks did not fight for her sisters to hate one another and constantly subject one another to belittlement. I may not be of African American descent but every time I come across such articles, I feel a strong sense of loss

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  34. This needs to be shared we as black people need to read this black men look at this and we treat our black women this way calling them bitches hoes this must stop!! And black women degrading themself why??????

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    • Ubuntu is the answer to your question. It has been broken and corrupted. Ubuntu is literally humanness in the bantu language family. This list documents the process through which it happened. The people who committed these acts had to first deny their own humanity in order to act against the humanity of the women listed here.

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  35. I have read the Lynching List that documents 5,000 lynchings of African people in the U.S., but I didn’t realize there were this many women lynched. Reading the post on another Black website made me angry and brought tears to my eyes. I sent it to my email list and told the brothers and sisters to send it to every person of African descent they know. This is part of our history, Amerikkkan history that we must pass to our children and grandchildren.

    I am a Yoruba priest and work closely with the Egun (ancestors). My Egun spoke to me this morning and directed me to do more and make sure these women are remembered. Since it is Women’s History Month, my godsister and I decided to pour libation for these sisters in a public ceremony to call their names and pray for the upliftment of their souls. We have done similar things in Philly regarding our enslaved ancestors and the community was very responsive. I am also a journalist/publicist and will be writing an article on this.

    I was born in PA, but my mother is from Florida. I know if I was born in another time, they would have had to send me north to keep me from being lynched. I could have easily been one of those sisters — easily. It is part of my destiny to remind African people in Amerikkka of the importance of commemorating their ancestors. Thank you for this information. May Olodumare continue to bless and protect you.

    Maferefun Egun!

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  36. My mother in law said that a young woman was drowned and then hung from a tree in conquat Ga for not telling where her relative was.

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    • Thank you Renne. We know there are more cases than those recorded here. Through you and others we all will be able to bring closure to the everyone affected by these events and move forward more highly energized in a wondrously pure way.

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