Lynching

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Lynching

  1. 1. Lynching
  2. 2. Strange Fruit by Abel Meeropol Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the Southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees Pastoral scene of the gallant South The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth Scent of magnolia sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burning flesh Here is the fruit for the crows to pluck For the rain to gather for the wind to suck For the sun to rot for the tree to drop Here is a strange and bitter crop
  3. 3. LynchingLynching is an extrajudicial execution carried out by a mob, often by hanging, but also by burning at the stake or shooting, in order to punish an alleged transgressor.
  4. 4. History of LynchingThe etymology of the word leads to thename of a historic figure named Charles Lynch (1736-1796)
  5. 5. History of Lynching After the Civil War in 1860s the first Ku Klux Klan appeared consisting of white vigilantes, whohanged or whipped the black population of South
  6. 6. History of LynchingJimm Crow laws (1876-1965)
  7. 7. History of LynchingThe Elephant Case (1916)
  8. 8. History of LynchingBy the 1964 the last “Jim Crow Law” was admitted unconstitutional and abolished Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman

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