Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Things You Do Not Expect: A Biracial Lynch Mob


  1. 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.

  2. 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.