Lynching, Lighting America’s Dark Underbelly

The Equal Justice Initiative, of Montgomery, Alabama has published a great report which should be read by everyone in the United States of America. It is:  Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, which documents EJI’s multi-year investigation into lynching in twelve Southern states during the period between Reconstruction and World War II.

 

Georgia Lynching -1920s

Georgia Lynching – 1920s

Modern racial problems in the United States are extensions of the historical fabric that underlies everything in this nation. Lynching is part of it and it is impossible to separate today’s society from the ingredients of its foundation. This nation was built on many real things, including lynching.

Read this report and tell all you know about it. We can’t fix problems until we acknowledge their existence.

Article by Stephen Maddox, Sr

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I am a former teacher, marketing representative, labor negotiator and small business owner. As a black man born and raised in New York City I learned how to survive in the “neighborhood” and in business. Hearing about and witnessing the trials, tribulations, hopes and fears of my extended family and the people in their lives helped mold my life. Helping others with their own life journeys is my goal.

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