10 American States With the Most Lynchings of Black People From 1882-1968

This post is hard to read and see but YOU SHOULD KNOW the terror inflicted upon black people…

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Lynchings in America


With well over 581 lynchings, Mississippi tops the list with the most total lynchings during this time, according to statistics provided by the Tuskegee Institute. Out of the 581 people who were lynched across this time span, more than 90 percent were Black. Perhaps the most well-known lynching in the state was that of 14-year-old Emmett Till. Documents released by the University of Virginia Press in a book titled The Lynching of Emmett Till: A Documentary Narrative, the young Black boy was spending the summer with his family in Money, Mississippi, when he was accused of whistling at a white woman. In a disgusting display of racism, a group of white men hunted Till down, severely beat him, gouged out one of his eyes and shot him in the head. Documents published in the book reveal that a fisherman eventually found Till’s body in the Tallahatchie River with a 70-pound…

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