Regarding lynchings… For a brief time in American history lynching a criminal , depending on the nature of the crime, became a common occurrence. Apparently, people (whites and blacks) felt they had just as much right to enforce the law as the sheriff , as well as operate as judge and jury. Lynchings pretty much died out in the 1930s. In 1937, eight negroes were lynched. Two negroes were reported lynched in 1939, three in 1943… and between 1948 and 1950 none were reported lynched. And between 1951 and 1960, one negro was lynched.
Things to take note of as you read the long, long, long list of unprovoked attacks:
Historical events should always be judged in the context of the time period in which those events took place.
Virtually every incident where there was a mob action…was first provoked by an act of violence.
White males instantly came to the aid, 100s and even thousands, when a black male attacked a white person (yes, gone are those days – LINK).
The maddening effect the black males’ crimes had on the white population at that time (truly shocked me).
Also of note: Regarding the KKK, (whose ideology, I want to stress, I oppose) in my extensive research on black males being lynched from 1900 to 1922, I could not find a single case where the KKK (“white caps”) was involved in one of those lynchings. This, admittedly, surprised me. I was taught in our public school system that the KKK was a terrorizing network responsible for most, if not all, of the lynchings of black men. AGAIN, I could not find one lynching incident reported by the online archived newspapers and which was perpetrated by the KKK.
RAPE/ ATTEMPTED MURDER
** 1892 – Port Jarvis, NY
Young American Female Raped – Mob Of Thousands Descend On Jail And Seize Negro …Then Lynch Him
Miss Lena McMahon (injuries stated so severe not expected to survive)
Note: Negro fled quite a long distance until he was finally captured by a very determined American posse.
Note: RED…indicates a lynching and the reason for the lynching.
RAPE Of A CHILD/ MURDER
4-Year-Old White Girl Raped… Then Slowly Tortured To Death As She Pleads For Mercy – Frenzied American Mob Burns Negro At The Stake