Lynching: An American Tragedy That Won’t Go Away

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Last February, the Equal Justice Initiative produced a report detailing almost 4,000 lynchings of blacks in 12 southern states between 1877 and 1950, and spurring the Initiative's current effort to place memorial markers at those lynching sites.

Amy Kate Baily of the University of Illinois and Stewart E. Tolnay of the University of Washington . . .

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