New York Times Graphic: Mapping 73 Years of Lynchings in the U.S.

“The most recent data on lynching, compiled by the Equal Justice Initiative, shows premeditated murders carried out by at least three people from 1877 to 1950 in 12 Southern states. The killers claimed to be enforcing some form of social justice. The alleged offenses that prompted the lynchings included political activism and testifying in court.”

A very scary look at our not-so-recent past. Definitely on point for Black History Month. The graphic is a part of a larger article about the history of lynching in the U.S.

I thought the combination of the map with the smaller accompanying diagram and list was very effective.

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Link to Graphic

Link to Accompanying Article

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