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The Crisis, August 1919

Lynching Announcements

By the turn of the century, lynching had become more gruesome. Whereas in the past, lynching often happened in secrecy, by the early twentieth century, it was commonly seen as a form of family entertainment. Local newspapers widely advertised the place and time of upcoming lynchings.

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