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Milliken's Bend

One of the fiercest battles of the Civil War was fought in Milliken’s Bend, Louisiana between Confederate troops and black regiments of the Union Army. Most of the Colored infantry had minimal t

Corporal Eugene Jacques Bullard First Black American Fighter pilot

America’s first black aviator did not fly for the country of his birth America, but for his adopted country of France. A country for which he was severely wounded and received many medals for valor.

The Zach Walker Lynching

Pennsylvania had three lynchings in the years when that was common practice in America. Maryland had one. In Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1911, a black man named Zack Walker was burne

The Trial of Sherriff Joseph Shipp for the lynching of Ed Johnson

Twenty-one-year old Nevada Taylor, on her way home from her bookkeeping job in downtown Chattanooga, is raped by a black man “with a soft, kind voice” shortly after 6:30 p.m. in St. Elmo C

The Press and Lynchings of African Americans

In July, 1930, newspapermen poked around Emelle, Alabama, trying to ferret out details of the lynching of a Black man, as well as several other slayings. A few White residents who had been on hand whe

The Negro Holocaust: Lynching and Race Riots in the United States,1880-1950

The United States has a brutal history of domestic violence. It is an ugly episode in our national history that has long been neglected. Of the several varieties of American violence, one type stands

The Lynching of Zachariah Walker

As an angry mob dragged him from the hospital, Zachariah Walker is said to have cried, “For God’s sake, give a man a chance! I killed Rice in self-defense. Don’t give me no crooked d

The Lynching of Willie Earle

64 years ago, the last lynching in South Carolina took place about 10-15 miles from where I live. And next week, after a very long 64 years, there will finally be a memorial on the rural back road whe

The Lynching of Sanford Lewis

On the night of March 23, 1912, an angry mob of men pulled Sanford Lewis, a black man, from the Fort Smith city jail and hanged him by his neck from a trolley pole.

The Lynching of Sam Hose

Atlanta turned out in force to watch the lynching of Sam Hose (Wilkes), a itinerant black worker who admitted killing wealthy Alfred Cranford, a resident of the rural town of Newnan. Also to be lynche

Lynching of Julia and Frazier Baker

Frazer B. and Julia Baker were an African-American father and daughter who were lynched on February 22, 1898 in Lake City, Florence County, South Carolina. Frazier Baker was appointed postmaster of La

1898 Postmaster Lynching

In the early hours of February 22, 1898 a lynch mob set fire to the Lake City, South Carolina, post office and aimed their guns at the front door. Postmaster Frazier B. Baker and his family faced runn