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


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After seeing the connection between Henrietta Vinton Davis and Black Women who were lynched (they lacked 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
 1870    

1

SeptMrs. John Simes Henry Co KYRepublican
 1872 

2

NovMrs. Hawkins (m) Fayette Co KYRepublican

3

 —– Hawkins (d) Fayette Co KYRepublican
 1876    

4

MayMrs. Ben French Warsaw KYmurder
 1878    

5

4 NovMaria Smith Hernando MSmurder
 1880    

6

29 JulyMilly Thompson Clayton GA 

7

6 DecJulia Brandt (15)Joe Barnes, Vance BrandtCharleston SCtheft/murder
 1881    

8

*4 SeptAnn (Eliza) Cowan (35) Newberry SCarson
 1885     

9

29 SeptHarriet FinchJerry Finch, John Pattishal, Lee TysonChatham Co NCmurder
 1886    

10

25 JulyMary Hollenbeck Tattnall GAmurder

11

18 AugEliza Wood Madison TNmurder

12

SeptCummins (d)Stephen Cummins (f)Pulaski KY 
 1887    

13

28 AprilGracy Blanton W. Carroll LAtheft
 1891    

14

15 AprilRoxie Elliott Centerville AL 

15

9 MayMrs. Lee Lowndes MSson accused of murder

16

1 AugEliza Lowe Henry ALarson

17

 Ella Williams Henry ALarson

18

28 SeptLouise StevensonGrant WhiteHollandale MSmurder
 1892    

19

3 FebMrs. Martin Sumner Co TNson accused of arson

20

10 FebMrs. Brisco(w) ARrace prejudice

21

10 FebJessie Dillingham Smokeyville TXtrain wrecking

22

11 MarchElla (15) Rayville LAattempted murder/poisoning

23

2 NovMrs. Hastings(m)son (16)Jonesville LAhusband accused

24

 Hastings(d,14) Jonesville LAfather accused of murder

25

21 DecCora Guthrie,Indian Territory 
 1893    

26

19 MarchJessie Jones Jellico TNmurder

27

18 JulyMeredith Lewis Roseland LAmurder

28

15 SeptEmma FairPaul Hill, Paul Archer, William ArcherCarrolton ALarson

29

16 SeptLouisa Carter (Lou)(m) Jackson MSpoisoning a well

30

 Mahala Jackson (d) Jackson MSpoisoning a well
 1893    

31

NovMrs. Phil Evens (m) Bardstown KY 

32

 Evans (d) Bardstown KY 

33

 Evans (d) Bardstown KY 

34

4 NovMary (Eliza) Motlow Lynchburg VAarson

35

9 NovRilla Weaver Clarendon AR 
 1894    

36

6 Marchunknown Negro woman Pulaski AR 

37

16 JulyMarion Howard Scottsville KY 

38

24 JulyNegro woman Simpson Co MSrace prejudice
 1895    

39

20 MarchHarriet Tally Petersburg TNarson

40

21 AprilMary Deane Greenville ALmurder

41

 Alice Green Greenville ALmurder

42

 Martha Green Greenville ALmurder

43

1 JulyMollie Smith Trigg County KY 

44

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

45

23 JulyNegro woman Brenham TX 

46

2 AugMrs. James Mason (w)James Mason (h)Dangerfield TX 

47

*28 AugNegro woman Simpson MSmiscegenation

48

26 SeptFelicia Francis New Orleans LA 

49

11 OctCatherine Matthews Baton Rouge LApoisoning

50

2 DecHannah Kearse(Walker,m),Isom K. (s)Colleton SCstealing a bible
 1896     

51

*12 JanCharlotte Morris Jefferson LAmiscegenation/living with white “husband”

52

1 AugIsadora Morely Selma ALmurder

53

18 NovMimm Collier Steenston MS 
 1897    

54

9 FebNegro woman Carrolton MStheft/arson

55

5 MarchOtea Smith Julietta FLmurder

56

12 MayAmanda Franks Jefferson ALmurder

57

 Molly White Jefferson ALmurder
 1898    

58

22 FebDora Baker(d,2)Frazier Baker(f)Williamsburg SCrace prejudice

59

9 NovRose Etheridge Phoenix SCmurder

60

13 NovEliza Goode Greenwood SCmurder
 1899    

61

23 MarchWillia Boyd Silver City MS 
 1900    

62

2 MarchMrs. Jim Cross (m) Lowndes AL 

63

 Cross (d) Lowndes AL 

64

7 JulyLizzie Pool Hickory Plains ARrace prejudice

65

25 JulyAnna Mabry New Orleans LArace prejudice

66

28 AugNegro womanNegro manForrest City NCtheft of peaches
 1901    

67

5 MarchBallie Crutchfield Rome TNtheft

68

20 MarchTerry Bell Terry MS 

69

1 AugBetsey McCray (m)Belfiield (s)Carrolton MSknowledge of murder

70

 Ida McCray (d) Carrolton MSknowledge of murder

71

4 OctNegro woman Marshall TXassault
 1902    

72

15 FebBell Duly Fulton KY 

73

27 DecMrs.Emma WidemanOliver WidemanTroy SCmurder
 1903    

74

 Negro woman  murder of Mrs. Frank Matthews

75

8 JuneNegro womanNegro men (4)Smith County MSmurder

76

24 JuneLamb Whittle Concordia LA 

77

*25 JulyJennie Steers Beard Plantation, Shreveport LAmurder by poison

78

28 OctJennie McCall Hamilton FLby mistake
 1904    

79

7 FebHolbert (w)Luther HolbertDoddsville MSburning barn

80

*14 JuneMarie Thompson Lebanon Junction KYmurder

81

30 Augustunknown Bates Union AR 
 1906    

82

7 NovMeta Hicks Mitchell GAhusband accused of murder
 1907    

83

20 MarchNegro woman Stamps AR 

84

 Negro woman Stamps AR 

85

21 MayMrs. Padgett (m)SonTattnall GAson accused of rape

86

 Padgett (d) Tattnall GAbrother accused of rape
 1908    

87

3 OctMrs. D. Walker (m) Fulton KYrace hatred

88

 Walker (d) Fulton KYrace hatred
 1909    

89

9 FebRobby Baskin Houston MSmurder

90

30 JulyEmile Antione Grand Prairie LAassault
 1910     

91

April 5Laura Mitchell Lonoke ARmurder

92

*25 AugLaura Porter Monroe LAdisreputable house
 1911    

93

*25 MayLaura NelsonL.D. (14)(s)Okemah OKmurder

94

2 SeptHattie BowmanEd ChristianGreenville FLtheft
 1912    

95

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

96

**Pettigrew (d) Savannah TN 

97

 Negro woman Codele GA 

98

*23 JanBelle HathawayJohn Moore,Eugene Hamming,Dusty Cruthfield or CrutchfieldHamilton GAtenants of murdered man

99

11 FebNegro womanNegro children (3)Beaumont TX 

100

13 FebMary JacksonGeorge SaundersMarshall TX 

101

25 JuneAnn Boston Pinehurst GAmurder
 1914    

102

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

103

*31 MarMarie Scott (17) Muskogee OKmurder

104

28 May/June**Jennie Collins Shaw MSaiding in escape

105

17 JuneParalee Collins (m)Issac (s)West Plains MO 

106

*12 JulyRosa Richardson (27-35) Providence/Santee SCmurder

107

25 NovJane Sullivan (w)Fred Sullivan (h)Byhalia MSburning a barn
 1915     

108

15 JanEula Charles(Barber,d)Dan Barber (f)Jasper County GAparents accused of bootlegging

109

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

110

MayBriley Pescott AR 

111

17 AugHope Hull AL 

112

*8 DecCordella Stevenson Columbus MS 
 1916    

113

19 AugMary Dennis Newberry FLaiding in escape

114

 Stella Long Newberry FLaiding in escape

115

4 Oct**Mary Conley Arlington GAcomplicity in murder
 1917    

116

1 MarchEmma Hooper Hammond LAmurder
 1918    

117

17 MayMary Turner (pregnant) Brooks Co GAtaught a lesson

118

4 JuneSarah Cabinessunnamed children(2)Bessie Cabiness(d)Pete (s)Tenola Cabiness(d)Cute Cabiness (d)Huntsville TXthreatening white man

119

4 SeptMrs. James Eyer Marion GA 

120

*21 DecAlma House (pregnant)Andrew ClarkShubuta MSmurder
 1919    

121

5 Mayunknown Negro woman Holmes MSrace prejudice
 1920    

122

2 Novunknown Negro woman Ocoee FLrace prejudice

123

18 NovMinnie IvoryWillie IvoryWill PerryDouglass GAmurder
 1921    

124

9 AprilRachel Moore Rankin MSrace prejudice
 1922    

125

25 JuneMercy Hall Oklahoma City OKstrike activity
 1923    

126

5 JanSarah Carrier Rosewood FLrace prejudice

127

 Lesty Gordon Rosewood FLrace prejudice

128

29 SeptNegro woman Pickens MS 

129

31 SeptNegro woman Holmes MSrace prejudice
 1924    

130

23 JunePenny WestmorelandMarcus WestmorelandSpalding GA 

131

19 July—– Sheldon Meridian MS 

132

11 SeptSarah Williams Shreveport LA 
 1925    

133

*25 AprilAnnie Lowman (m) Aiken SCdefending her daughter
 1926    

134

25 AprilLily Cobb Birmingham AL 

135

25 MayEliza Bryant Duplin NCsuccess

136

8 OctBertha Lowman(d,s1)Demon (b)Aiken SClynched after acquitted of murder

137

11 NovSally BrownClarence (c)Houston TX 
 1928    

138

25 DecNegro woman (1) Eros LAdispute w/ whites

139

 Negro woman (2) Eros LAdispute w/whites
 1930     

140

12 FebLaura Wood Salisbury NC 

141

5 JulyViola Dial (pregnant) Narketta MSrace prejudice

142

6 JulyMrs. James Eyers (w) Markeeta MSrace prejudice

143

10 SeptHolly WhitePigg LockettScooba MS 
 1931    

144

MayMrs. Wise Frankfort VAresisting Klan
 1946    

145

*25 JulyDorothy Malcolm(w) (pregnant)Roger Malcolm (h)Monroe GAable to identify mob members

146

 Mae Dorsey (w)George Dorsey (h)Monroe GAable to identify mob members
 1956     

147

*25 MarchAngenora Spencer Hyde NCmiscegenation
 1957     

148

18 NovMrs. Frank Clay Henderson NCdispute

*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.

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

  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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    • Also a lynching in Waco,Tx in 1916 of a 16 or 17 young african american man by the name of Jesse Washington. He was hung, burned alive and drugged through the city of Waco,Tx what many people refer to today as down town waco. In 1953 a strong tornado came and torn up the same route the young man was drugged through and the tornado knocked down all buildings and killed as many as 153 people.
      We are having a walk in honor of Jesse Washington tomorrow morning.

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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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    • The idea that those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it is one of the truest things I know, based on my experience. When vigilante police kill young black men, we all need to know it has a long and storied history.

      Do you sell flying cars? And why can’t children drive flying cars AND know their history

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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 ! ❤ 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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  40. Wow, all you had to do was to be black. They still lynch us daily, now they use “police” as the new mob, no grand jury would ever indite a white man or cop for killing blacks, male or female man woman and child,young and not so young. It makes my blood boil to see a black woman under a white sub-human and these so called players putting their black seed into white females to produce these ???

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  51. Hello My Kids Grandkids and I am personally goingthrough similar discriminations My only Son was found dead in the Duval County jail on December 16 2014 and white arresting Officer was CROWN OFFICER OF THE YEAR AFTER MY SON JARVIS BEAUREGARD BOYNTONS DEATH IN JAN OF THIS YEAR JARVIS WAS ONLY 29.

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  53. The picture which you have listed as, “Unidentified Man and Two Women Lynched, is phony lynching photo. There are no known lynchings in the twentieth century that involved two young Afro-American Women with one young Afro-American man. This photo has been debunked in the past and this is why you have no victims names or other supporting information to put with this staged photo.

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  62. I find it hard to write my feelings and post to this thread, as I have great emotions about racism. I am a 73 year old white Anglo Saxon male, born in Liverpool England. At age 20 I immigrated to Canada. Liverpool was a racially mixed society mostly due to it being a major mercantile port. It was at the centre of the slave trade and was the staging port for slaves from Africa destined to the US. It has a museum in one of the old cotton warehouses dedicated to depicting the history through artifacts and paintings.
    Anyone of reasonable thinking and sensitivities is deeply moved by this exhibit. Since I’m strolling down memory lane, I can recall a few days before my departure to Canada, I observed a young black woman crossing a street in downtown Liverpool. I was awe struck by her fluid gate, she seemed to glide across the ground like a rolling mist “poetry in motion” I reached my destination, the Blue Angel night club run by my friend Alan Williams who was the first/former manager of the Beatles, they used to hang at the club after performing at the Cavern. As a coincidence, Alun Owen, the celebrated Welsh playwright who wrote the screenplay for A Hard Day’s Night was sitting at a table with Alan Williams. I joined them and soon described the beautiful young black woman I had observed just minutes earlier. Alun Owen was visibly regaled by my enthusiasm and heavy Scouse accent and he gave me some older brother advice about my future in Canada.
    On many occasions, either visiting the US or meeting US citizens in Canada, I have always felt uncomfortable with the presumption by many Americans, that because I am white, I have the same racist values as they. I hasten to add that I don’t hold a general view that all US citizens are racist, just too many are. Now it’s time to admit that there is lots of racism in Canada. I long for a world where we can live side by side without focusing on our visible differences as in features and skin colour, but in a healthy coexistence where we focus on our commonalities as humans.

    Richard Jones

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    • The good thing Richard is there was once a time when a healthy coexistence was the dominant driver in human relations on this planet. That was before Johann Blumenbach, Christophe Meiners and others designated categories for humans to exist in based on skin melanin levels and physical differences, despite the fact that we as humans are more alike than we are different.

      As far as the presumption goes, why do you feel uncomfortable with their presumption? Do you feel comfortable with your values/perceptions? Do those you refer to feel uncomfortable when they realize you do not share their values?

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  63. You should send this to Don lemon at CNN in other newscasters. I am nearing 65 and my mother told me when she was a little girl her father told her and the other children to get in the house has some white men were going to burn A black man they got hit righ A black man they thought had raped a white woman. Well her dad did not participate my Mother said she never forgot the smell of that burning person. she also told me I believe in
    Dadeville, Alabama that some white folks had machine gunned Black people as they were coming out of the church . I do not know if that is factual but that is what she told Me. I remember as a little child water fountains cook colores people and others for whites. My uncle had a dentail lab with waiting rooms for blacks and others for whites. HE treated everyone the same but they were segregated. My father worked with a black gentleman and my father told me that the gentleman when he traveled with this family would have to eat at grocery stores as restaurants was not
    serve them and would have to sleep in their car as hotels would not let them stay. I could also go on about the Indians as my mom was half Indian and the story she and my grandmother told me how their Family was treated is despicable . That is a story for another time but suffice it to say that Americans can be quite evil and Also many can be quite good and heroic. Pretty much
    How people everywhere are. we need to be aware of the wrongs committed but alsI of the heroic acts done by blacks, whites, Indians, and others who regard people no matter
    What their color, religion, or ethnicity as their family.

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    • Okay Dennis,
      I will send this to Don Lemon and will give you credit for telling me to do it. Will keep you posted as to the response.

      Thank you, sir, for your suggestion.
      All the best.

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