‘Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror’

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A new study from the Montgomery, Ala.-based Equal Justice Initiative concludes that whites lynched 3,959 black men, women and children in 12 southern states between 1877 and 1950—700 more people than previous investigations showed.

"Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror," released today, blasts, among others, the state and federal governments for tolerating those documented . . .

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