I happened to find myself in a town in which so much excitement and indignation were being expressed that it seemed likely for a time that there would be a lynching
Why was it, mused Mr Ferguson, that every girl in every country town in every county of England who had ever recited 'Curfew shall not ring tonight' well enough to escape lynching
at the hands of a rustic audience was seized with the desire to come to London and go on the stage?
The exhibit of lynching
photos, Without Sanctuary, helped renew and reinvigorate conversations about lynching
in Georgia, including the lynching
of Leo Frank.
DU BOIS AND MARCUS GARVEY, TWO TITANS in the fight for human rights for blacks, shared one thing for certain--the unbridled rage they felt when the topic of lynching
In so far as there is a connecting argument, it has to do with the local development of lynching
culture as a local response to alleged social and political threat.
Johnson deserves recognition as the most prolific playwright of the lynching
drama tradition and as the New Negro Renaissance artist whose work reflects an unprecedented and unrelenting devotion to the anti-lynching
2) Early in the morning of 17 May 1929 he became the victim of the state's well-established tradition of extralegal violence, more commonly referred to as lynching
, and his death became part of a larger story of the frequency with which Americans brutally inflicted what they called justice on the bodies of the powerless.
AT THE HANDS OF PERSONS UNKNOWN: The Lynching
of Black America by Philip Dray Random House, $29.
Enterprising photographers often recorded the scenes and sold postcards with lynching
photos on the back.
Wells's coverage of the lynching
of her three friends in Memphis and the subsequent destruction of her newspaper office.
Plays representing the history of lynching
in the United States are only beginning to be understood as a distinctly American theatrical genre, a type of drama that began to appear at least as early as 1905 and continues to evolve on the contemporary stage.
My recent discovery Georgia Douglas Johnson's "lost" lynching
plays ends a scholarly quest of many years and confirms Johnson's status as the leading playwright of the genre.