Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Things You Do Not Expect: A Biracial Lynch Mob


2 comments:

Rich Rostrom said...


I saw somewhere a breakdown of lynch mobs in 1895 or so; three or four were listed as "colored".

It does not surprise me that blacks in this era would participate in the lynching system on occasion. Lynching was a demonstration of power and authority, and blacks would want a piece of that.

Che Dolf said...

Estimated lynchings (1882-1968)
Total: 4,742
Whites: 1,297
Blacks: 3,445

- link

If those numbers are accurate, I would be surprised not to find evidence of biracial lynch mobs.