Lynching

Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases by Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Antilynching advocates, such as Ida B. Wells, revealed that contrary to white claims, the majority of lynch victims were not accused of raping white women. In actuality, only nineteen percent of black victims in the South were accused of rape. Victims were lynched for a wide range of behavior, including such illegalities as murder, theft, arson, and assault, as well as for such disrespectful actions as trying to vote, being disruptive, and frightening a white woman.

The Famous Trial of the Eight Men Indicted for the Lynching of Frazier B. Baker and His Baby, Late U.S. Postmaster of Lake City in the U.S. Circuit Court, at Charleston, SC April 10-22, 1899

The summary of a court case regarding the lynching of a African American postmaster named Frazier Baker in the town of Lake City, South Carolina.

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  • Title Lynching
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  • Keywords derived from Charles Lynch, a justice of the peace in Virginia, who excessively punished Loyalists during the Revolutionary War, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Benjamin Tillman, racial violence, Ku Klux Klan, white mob murdered Willie Earle, “Great Migration” of African Americans to northern cities
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date February 5, 2023
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 9, 2022
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