The Lynching

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history—the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood. Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death—the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael’s grieving mother, Morris Dees, the legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization. Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan’s motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today. The Lynching includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs.

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  • Author : Laurence Leamer
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • ISBN : 0062458353
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 15 reviews
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The Lynching

The Lynching
  • Author : Laurence Leamer
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 07 June 2016
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history—the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 31 August 2021
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  • Author : Elizabeth Stewart
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release : 01 June 2012
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After Native American Louie Sam is suspected of killing someone, he is chased into Canada and lynched, but teenager George Gillies, a newcomer to Washington Territory, doesn't think Louie was guilty and sets out to investigate.

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  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release : 24 May 2022
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A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 16 February 2016
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A white man has been lynched two months before twenty-three-year-old Donald Gambell returns to his New Jersey hometown. As the first black member of the police force, Gambell learns the routines of his new work—the traffic stops and domestic quarrels, the bullying and bragging—from his partner Frank Butras, who refuses to discuss the murder that has left the town shaken. For Gambell, life near his father and sister is familiar in both its comforts and confusions, but his

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  • Author : Dominic J. CapeciJr.
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 14 December 2021
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  • Author : Nicholas Villanueva Jr.
  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
  • Release : 15 June 2017
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More than just a civil war, the Mexican Revolution in 1910 triggered hostilities along the border between Mexico and the United States. In particular, the decade following the revolution saw a dramatic rise in the lynching of ethnic Mexicans in Texas. This book argues that ethnic and racial tension brought on by the fighting in the borderland made Anglo-Texans feel justified in their violent actions against Mexicans. They were able to use the legal system to their advantage, and their actions

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  • Author : Dennis B. Downey,Raymond M. Hyser
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 06 July 2011
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On a warm August night in 1911, Zachariah Walker was lynched--burned alive--by an angry mob on the outskirts of Coatesville, a prosperous Pennsylvania steel town. At the time of his very public murder, Walker, an African American millworker, was under arrest for the shooting and killing of a respected local police officer. Investigated by the NAACP, the horrific incident garnered national and international attention. Despite this scrutiny, a conspiracy of silence shrouded the events, and the accused men and boys were

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  • Author : Charles Tyson
  • Publisher : Newsflash Affordable Printing, LLC
  • Release : 27 August 2014
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I am a Man that's been thrown into Prison by all means. I had no Rights at my trial, Constitutional, or otherwise. I wrote the Book to show the Public what steps the Courts in South Carolina will take to imprison this Citizen. The reader can make his or her own mind about why I gave the Book its Title.

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  • Author : Christopher Metress
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 24 May 2022
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  • Author : Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 18 June 2012
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  • Author : Crystal N. Feimster
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 24 May 2022
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Between 1880 and 1930, close to 200 women were murdered by lynch mobs in the American South. Many more were tarred and feathered, burned, whipped, or raped. In this brutal world of white supremacist politics and patriarchy, a world violently divided by race, gender, and class, black and white women defended themselves and challenged the male power brokers. Crystal Feimster breaks new ground in her story of the racial politics of the postbellum South by focusing on the volatile issue of sexual violence.

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  • Author : Michael Fedo
  • Publisher : Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Release : 15 March 2016
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On the evening of June 15, 1920, in Duluth, Minnesota, three young black men, accused of the rape of a white woman, were pulled from their jail cells and lynched by a mob numbering in the thousands. Yet for years the incident was nearly forgotten. This updated, second edition of The Lynchings in Duluth includes a new preface by the author, additional research and notes, and suggestions for further reading. “This account of racial violence in the early twentieth century is a