“Mapping the History of Racial Terror” Map of Over a Century of White Supremacy Mob Violence/ Documented Lynchings

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The Civil War may have freed an estimated 4 million slaves, but that wasn’t nearly the end of acts of racial violence committed against African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism against black people include the thousands murdered in public lynchings. Now, an interactive map provides a detailed look at almost every documented lynching between the 1830s and 1960s.

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