Lynching

Just 14 at the time, Till's chilling death and stirring open-casket images are stark reminders of how far we have and haven't come.

Fuller, 24, was found earlier this week hanging from a tree near Palmdale City Hall with investigators seeking to determine if foul play was at the root.

President Donald Trump is terrible at being the leader of the country and generally everything else, we just needed to get that out the way. The failed former business mogul compared the ongoing talks of impeachment to the racist-ass crime of lynching and Twitter is getting the Orange Lord of Chaos out of here.

A white South Carolina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after his attempt to have a Black neighbor lynched was headed off by the FBI. Brandon Cory Lecroy reportedly reached out to white supremacist groups to take out his neighbor for $500, which landed him on the radar of the Feds.

Rep. French Hill is dealing with a public relations disaster as he attempts to win re-election to his U.S. Congress seat. A political ad that has been running in the state mocks Black women and threatens that white Democrats will begin lynching Black people again.

The practice of lynching in America disrupted the lives of thousands of Black American families for centuries, and now those victims will forever be remembered. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened this week in Alabama, and already many are realizing the impact it can have on conversations about racial tensions that exist today.

An attempted lynching of an 8-year-old bi-racial boy in New Hampshire by a group of white teens is under scrutiny after police refuse to offer information.

Emmett Till‘s brutal 1955 lynching at the hands of white men angered by his alleged flirting with a married white woman Mississippi has remained one of the most chilling instances of racism in modern times. However, the woman at the center of the controversy, Carolyn Bryant Donham, shared in 2007 that her claims and testimony in court […]

A Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant in Minnesota has apologized after it featured a photo of a lynching on one of its dining tables. A couple in Roseville says that as they sat down to order food this past Wednesday evening, they were shocked to discover the photo on the table top showing a white crowd […]

A pair of white female students at Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas are in hot water after a rap track about lynching Black boys they recorded surfaced. The two students have written apologies to their friends and others students, but shifted the blame onto society for their racist and offensive lyrics.

The case of missing a Mississippi Black man has ended in tragedy after his body was discovered hanging from a tree Thursday (Mar. 19) evening. Otis Byrd, 54, was reported missing near the top of the month and his death has sparked an investigation by the FBI and the Justice Department.

Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old football player from Bladenboro, N.C., was found dead from an apparent hanging suicide last August. After claims from his mother and the NAACP that his death was actually a lynching, the FBI has said it will look further into the matter.