Report documents nearly 2,000 Reconstruction-era lynchings


I might cross your reporting a legal advocacy group that has been documenting lynchings in America has released a new report in releasing a new report on an additional two thousand lynchings of black people in post civil war America Bryan Stevenson the founder of the equal justice initiative says in a statement we cannot understand our present moment without recognizing the lasting damage caused by allowing white supremacy and racial hierarchy to prevail during reconstruction the equal justice initiative has now documented nearly sixty five hundred lynchings of black people between eighteen sixty five and nineteen fifty lynchings came as mobs attacked black people attempting to participate in the political process or merely live freely a memorial to lynching victims the national memorial for peace and justice opened in Montgomery Alabama in twenty eighteen hi Mike Crossey up

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