Hosted by Historic New England

Wednesday, April 27, 5:30 p.m. ET

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Beginning in the late nineteenth century, white supremacists used lynching to terrorize and oppress African Americans. Despite anti-lynching activists’ best efforts, this lethal form of policing Black people continued through the mid-twentieth century, culminating in the 1955 lynching of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till. Dr. Brenna Greer traces how and why lynching became a tool of white supremacy after the end of slavery and how this development shaped life on both sides of the color line.

3 thoughts on “Event | An American Horror Story: The History of Racial Terror Lynchings on

  1. Sadly, it did not stop with Emmett Tilley but is continueing on today; unexplained jailhouse “suicides” etc.

  2. Would like to attend this. I am an Atlantic Box member. This is my volunteer night at our library. I am on a fixed income and retired. I noticed a promo code SUBMIT. Please use my Gmail as trying to switch emails over.

    1. Cynthia, this is not an ABB event. It’s hosted by Historic New England; you can contact them.

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