Hi There Essay

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Lynching From the 1880s to the 1940s, innocent people were killed, and for one main reason: their race. Some of these deaths were results to lynching. This time period unfortunately was known as “The Negro Holocaust.” There are many questions to why and how the time period acted during this gruesome time. To begin with, what is lynching? Lynching is being “put to death, especially by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority.” People were being killed without a right. However, people were not just hanged. There were other crimes that included castration, burning at the stake, maiming, dismemberment, etc. This horrendous crime “…seemed to have been an American invention.” This means that we came up with the idea of torturing and killing the people that way. Lynching started back then when there was segregation The history of lynching was pretty gruesome. Lynching occurred during 1880 to 1940. At the beginning around the early 1880s there were no written records of these crimes. The crimes were reported later on in 1890s. According to www.yale.edu, “Beginning in 1912, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People kept an independent record of lynchings.” This means that more people were concerned with this matter. In 1892, the largest number of lynchings took place. These crimes took the lives of 161 Negroes and 69 Whites. This means that the African Americans were not the only victims of lynching. These crimes affected the African Americans. The African Americans suffered the lynching law. There were also many threats. Some African Americans saw their white neighbors or boss’s hang their friends. They had to watch everything they did and at the same time worry that they might be next. However some African Americans realized that not all Whites were bad. According to academic.scuohio.edu, papers like The Chicago Tribune were in the

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