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Equal Justice Initiative has documented the lynchings of over 4,000 African Americans between 1877 and 1950. In this series, hear how this era of racial terror lynchings continues to shape America to this day.

Lynching In America Podcast The Equal Justice Initiative

    • Government

Equal Justice Initiative has documented the lynchings of over 4,000 African Americans between 1877 and 1950. In this series, hear how this era of racial terror lynchings continues to shape America to this day.

    Remembering John Hartfield

    Remembering John Hartfield

    Tarabu Betserai Kirkland remembers family friend John Hartfield, who was lynched in 1919 in Ellisville, Mississippi.

    You can learn more about Mr. Kirkland's story in the documentary he’s making about his mother’s journey at www.100YearsFromMississippi.com.

    • 5 min
    Remembering Wes Johnson

    Remembering Wes Johnson

    James Johnson remembers his relative Wes Johnson, who was lynched in 1937 in Abbeville, Alabama.

    • 4 min
    Remembering 30 years on death row

    Remembering 30 years on death row

    Anthony Ray Hinton reflects on the 30 years he served on death row for a crime he did not commit.

    • 6 min
    Remembering Thomas Miles

    Remembering Thomas Miles

    Luz Myles, Phoebe Dedman, and Shirah Dedman remember the family patriarch, Thomas Miles, who was lynched in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1912.

    • 4 min
    Remembering Fred Croft

    Remembering Fred Croft

    Vanessa Croft remembers her Uncle, Fred Croft, who fled Gadsden, Alabama, after a near lynching in the 1930s.

    • 5 min
    Remembering Anthony Crawford

    Remembering Anthony Crawford

    Doria Dee Johnson remembers her great-great-grandfather, Anthony Crawford, who was lynched in 1916 in Abbeville, South Carolina.

    • 6 min

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