Racial lynchings

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.

A local chapter of the NAACP is investigating if racism was involved when two white boys at the camp in Martha's Vineyard placed tent straps around the neck of a Black boy, leaving the 8-year-old camper with "an abrasion."

The hanging death of a Black man in New Jersey named Amani Kildea came amid a string of other suspected lynchings of Black people in recent months.

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

“Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror” unflinchingly explores America’s brutal history of lynching and provides a powerful history lesson, using individual stories that show, despite “emancipation,” thousands of African Americans were brutally murdered in this country in the name of the White supremacist status quo.

In a new report that sheds more light on an appalling and painful chapter in U.S. History, the Equal Justice Initiative released a report Tuesday that lists the names of nearly 4,000 Blacks lynched in the Jim Crow South between 1877 and 1950, according to the New York Times. SEE ALSO: Obama, Black Lawmakers Discuss Poverty, […]