35 Lynched In US In Past 6 Months

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Identifier

TI00252A

Description

Washington Post article reporting on number of lynchings in U.S.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 230/06/41 file #158260 box #1276 NARA ID #64

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

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35 LYNCHED IN U. S. IN PAST 6 MONTHS

Tuskegee, Ala., June 30.--Thirty-five persons were lynched in the United States in the first six months of this year, according to announcement by the division of records and research of Tuskegee Institute.

The total exceeds by 21 the lynchings for the first six months of 1917 and by 10 the number during a similar period in 1916.

Thirty-four of the 35 persons lynched were negroes. Three negro women were included in the list.

Eight lynchings occurred in each of the States of Georgia and Louisiana, seven in Texas, four in Tennessee, two in Mississippi and one in each of the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Files

T100252c.pdf

Citation

Washington Post, “35 Lynched In US In Past 6 Months,” 1918 June 30, TI00252A, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.