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
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.
Remembering Wes Johnson
James Johnson remembers his relative Wes Johnson, who was lynched in 1937 in Abbeville, Alabama.
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.
Remembering Thomas Miles
Luz Myles, Phoebe Dedman, and Shirah Dedman remember the family patriarch, Thomas Miles, who was lynched in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1912.
Remembering Fred Croft
Vanessa Croft remembers her Uncle, Fred Croft, who fled Gadsden, Alabama, after a near lynching in the 1930s.
Remembering Anthony Crawford
Doria Dee Johnson remembers her great-great-grandfather, Anthony Crawford, who was lynched in 1916 in Abbeville, South Carolina.