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A Brief History Of: The NAACP

A little more than 100 years ago, in the midst of a two-day riot, 5,000 spectators gathered in Springfield, Ill., to witness the lynching of two African-American...

"Everyone Knows This Is A Political Lynching"

What do you think of the government crackdown on your family businesses? Everyone knows this is a political lynching. There is no country in the world that...

Books: Frank's Fate

Steve Oney's And The Dead Shall Rise (Pantheon; 742 pages) aspires to be the last word on the notorious Leo Frank lynching. Given all that has come before on the...

Books: The Rule Of Lawlessness

Sometimes the act of forgetting is accomplished through the simple passage of time. Sometimes you have to help it along with a pair of scissors. In the archives...

Photography: Blood At The Root

You probably think murder is something to be ashamed of. But you weren't part of the crowd that gathered after the lynching in 1915 of Thomas Brooks in Fayette...

The Boy in the River

They found the body of the 14-year-old floating in the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi. His name was Emmett Till. It was August 1955. By that year, reports of...

The Stereotypes of Race

No matter what the confusing confrontation between Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill may have obscured, it left one thing clear: the U.S. is still haunted by...

THAILAND: A Nightmare of Lynching and Burning

Suddenly the nightmare that Bangkok had dreaded was happening: a wild outbreak of kicking, clubbing, shooting, lynching. Youths hurled themselves into the river...

LYNCHING: Different

Something new in the history of Georgia was brought about last week when Major Brown, white, pleaded guilty as the leader of the lynching party which dragged...

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