Remembering The Days Of Lynching In America

Oct 13, 2016

The recent flaring of concern over racism in our country reminds us that bad days are not that far behind us. 

A crowd celebrates a multiple lynching in the South.
Credit Public Domain/Wikimedia

Lynchings of black men took place well into the middle of the 20th century. 

Karlos K. Hill is an expert on the history of lynching and the author of Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory.  

He joins us for a discussion of lynchings, why they happened, and what finally stopped them.