Amun-Ra : The Lynched

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I have an extensive list of blacks who were murdered in the Old South and the New South, including recent actions by various hate groups etc. The interesting thing that I have learned is that white women were frequently banished from the community for consorting with Negroes, especially men, and they were often killed outright--usually shot--by their loving husbands. The list of Black women who were lynched was not as great but it is no less devastating. I will do an article on this next week just to show that if you were not a white male--you were not safe and even some of them were hanged along with their slaves for consorting. The Indians, Mexicans and certain English castes were also lynched and murdered solely on physical makeup. Will have this out next week.. Ra

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This past August while i was in TN, we visited the Black Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. This museum is the hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated.

I saw a newspaper clipping that hit rather close to home for me.

In 1916, Jesse Washington hanged and burned right under Mayor Dollin's office window. The mayor expressed outrage. He was concerned about the tree being destroyed.

The reason this tough home for me. My family is from Waco. At the time of this crime, my grandmother would have been 11- 12 years old. I had never heard of any stories from my relatives. So I was quite surprised to see Waco recorded on the walls of the museum. i only thought of Waco being in recent news.

Yes Ra, this has touched every state in the US.
 

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if you have already read this information, but if you haven't, you might be interested in reading about...

Ida B. Wells-Barnett..african-american journalist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader..
also
Reverend Emanuel K Love..1st African Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia..and his speech from November 5th, 1893..

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Great! I am always intersted in learning something new. Thanks for the information. I greatly appreciate it.

Amun-Ra

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Amun-Ra said:
I have an extensive list of blacks who were murdered in the Old South and the New South, including recent actions by various hate groups etc. The interesting thing that I have learned is that white women were frequently banished from the community for consorting with Negroes, especially men, and they were often killed outright--usually shot--by their loving husbands. The list of Black women who were lynched was not as great but it is no less devastating. I will do an article on this next week just to show that if you were not a white male--you were not safe and even some of them were hanged along with their slaves for consorting. The Indians, Mexicans and certain English castes were also lynched and murdered solely on physical makeup. Will have this out next week.. Ra

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Hi Brother Amun-Ra :wave:

Did you ever do this additional article?

This topic is currently being discussed in the Honoring Our Ancestors Forum, in this thread: STRANGE FRUIT:IN HONOR OF OUR ANCESTORS LYNCHED IN AMERIKKKA... , started by Brother Isaiah.

Just sharing.

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LYNCHING AS SOCIAL CONTROL​
The social hierarchy created by Jim Crow Laws, with people of European descent at the top, could not work without violence being used against those being forcibly kept on the bottom rung. Lynching was terrorism, directed 72 percent of recorded lynching incidences towards African Americans, to keep them in their place in the 'caste' system and to enforce an unnatural state of economic and social segregation between human beings. To survive under the legal and social system in place in the South between 1880 and 1954, a person of African descent had to carefully limit his contact with whites to such socially and legally sanctioned careers such as laborer, barbering and domestic - and beyond this keep totally apart and maintain a subservient attitude.

George Fredrickson, a historian, stated it this way: "Lynching represented...a way of using fear and terror to check 'dangerous' tendencies in a Black community considered to be ineffectively regimented or supervised. As such it constituted a confession that the regular institutions of a segregated society provided an inadequate measure of day-to-day control."

A lynching many times took on a medieval carnival atmosphere with victims being dismembered and burned live at the stake or hung. Parts of the victim were sometimes sold as souvenirs to spectators. It was socially acceptable for whole families to travel from miles away to witness the event. Sometimes special trains for attendees were run by the local railroad company if an especially big turnout was expected.
News media then, as today, was geared towards entertainment and the newspapers would publish blow-by-blow sensational accounts of lynching activities. Lynching was the socially condoned pornography of the early part of the 19th century.


 
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de kalb walcott

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mississippi has the most lynchings. i had a great uncle who was hung as an unknow in hernendo mississippi, march 28, 1935. his name was james walcott or james latham, brother of david walcott. story has it james was participating in miscengenation, dating or married to a white women. A doctor daughter named walker was a friend of the family. another story is during this period a number of blacks who participated with the southern tenant famers union during this period were lynched in mms. & ark.

Dekalb Walcott, jr.
Chicago illinois
 

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mississippi has the most lynchings. i had a great uncle who was hung as an unknow in hernendo mississippi, march 28, 1935. his name was james walcott or james latham, brother of david walcott. story has it james was participating in miscengenation, dating or married to a white women. A doctor daughter named walker was a friend of the family. another story is during this period a number of blacks who participated with the southern tenant famers union during this period were lynched in mms. & ark.

Dekalb Walcott, jr.
Chicago illinois


In the Spirit of Sankofa,




... Thanks for posting as a Guest de kalb walcott and sharing history from your family tree, touching to say the least.



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