The years of lynching was one of the darkest eras in American history outside of slavery and Jim Crow. According to the Equal Justice Initiative, at least 4075 racial terror lynchings took place between 1877 and 1950. This is 800 more lynchings than was previously reported. The large majority of the lynchings took place in Southern states, followed by the West where mostly White or Latino victims were murdered as a result of vigilantism rather than racism. Lynching in America
It is a terrible truth about American society that lynching in all its brutality still goes on today.