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Thursday, 10 January 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: LYNCHING OF BLACK PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES:

Lynching which is he practice of killing people by extrajudicial mob action, occurred in the United States chiefly from the late 18th century through the 1960s's.  Lynching took place from 1890 to the 1920's with a peak in the annual toll in 1892. Their is reliable record to show that 3446 Blacks were lynched between 1882 and 1968. Southern States created new constitutions between 1882 and 1910 with provisions that effectively disfranchised most blacks as well as poor whites. So people who did not have the vote were excluded from erving on juries and most blacks were shut out of the Political System.





























Blacks mounted resistance to lynching in numerous ways, intellectuals and journalists encouraged public education, active protesting and lobbing against  lynch mobs violence and government complicity in the violence. Because of the tough campaynes  nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were introduced in congress. Between 1910 and 1970  6.5 million blacks left the south for the north and mid western cities to excape the risk of lynching.