Lynching in America

A private investigation by lawyer and civil rights activist Jill Collen Jefferson revealed that at least eight Black people have been lynched in Mississippi since 2000, carrying its unfortunate legacy as the state with the most lynchings on record.

Maryland has become the first state in the country to create a statewide commission on racial terror lynchings.

"“We had mobs of thousands of people gathering in courthouse yards and fields and doing horrific things to people, and we haven't done anything to acknowledge that," says Bryan Stevenson, founder of EJI.