Today, the House passed the Emmitt Till Federal Anti-Lynching Act, by a 410-4 vote. Wait, what? Four people against a federal anti-lynching law? Who is this part of the Congressional Lynching Caucus?
This is…wow. Decades after lynching was used to intimidate and terrorize blacks in the South, the deadly tactic continues to have a chilling effect on whether African Americans decide to cast ba
Given that the government is reopening the investigation into Emmett Till’s lynching, it’s worth thinking about lynching a little bit. Mostly, when we think about lynching, we think about
Veterans Day: A perfect time to remember one of our national legacies, white people lynching black soldiers and recently returned veterans. Returning African American veterans were met with a familiar
Oh dear: The artist behind the Elgin mural that depicts a portion of a famous photo of a 1930 lynching of two black men in Indiana said the piece was intended to get people to ask questions, think abo
When that great study detailing the numbers of African-Americans lynched in the South came out last week, I noted that its weaknesses included that lynching was not confined to the South and that lots
We think of lynching as something whites did to African-Americans and that was of course often the case. But the use of extralegal violence to eliminate perceived threats without a trial was pretty co
Laura Nelson Black History Month isn’t just about MLK and the civil rights movement. It’s about remembering the horrible things that white people did to black people through American histo