Episode 1: History of Lynching in America

Before you hear stories of victims of color line murders, it’s important to understand the  history of lynching in America and how lynching became an acceptable act of racial terror in the American South.


White men and boys pose with the body of Lige Daniels after he was lynched  | August 3, 1920, in Center, Texas.  Equal Justice Initiative

Learn more about the history of lynching
Read the report “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror”, by the staff of the Equal Justice Initiative

Music
Performed by Ross Gentry. Courtesy of Headway Recordings in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more here

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