How white Americans used lynchings to terrorize and control black peopleUploader: Akinozil 5 years ago Subscribe 2
Reed was taken from the Mosby Hotel and hanged from the bridge across the Sunflower River. Senate formally apologized for its failure to enact a federal anti-lynching law in the early 20th century, "when it was most needed". Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror that specifically examines the history of racial violence targeting African American veterans in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These captions were either straightforward details—such as the time, date and reasons for the lynching—while others contained polemics or poems with racist or otherwise threatening remarks. The terror inflicted upon black veterans by Southern whites served to perpetuate the racial caste system and maintain power in the hands of whites after the defeat of the Confederacy. He acquitted blacks accused of murder on three separate occasions.