Hosted by Historic New England
Wednesday, April 27, 5:30 p.m. ET
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.