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EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE - "CONFRONTING THE LEGACY OF RACIAL TERROR"
An Alabama-based racial justice group is courting controversy for its plan to mark the locations where white mobs hung African-American men, women and children from trees and telephone poles in southern U.S. states for more than 70 years. The Equal Justice Initiative has compiled an inventory of 3,959 victims of “racial terror lynchings” that occurred in 12 Southern states from 1877 to 1950.
From the report - "...racial terror lynching was much more prevalent than previously reported." http://www.eji.org/files/EJI%20Lynching%20in%20America%20SUMMARY.pdf
African American Lynching Victims by State, 1877-1950
North Carolina 102
South Carolina 164
Lynchings were not restricted to the south as shown by this 1930 lynching in Marion, Indiana.
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