This is one of the few instances where we can be glad that Alabama lags behind Mississippi. The Equal Justice Initiative (with support from Google) has created an interactive map of lynchings across the United States. Most happened in the former Confederate states, but there are some surprises – like Minnesota.
“In order to heal the deep wounds of our present, we must face the truth of our past.
After slavery was formally abolished, lynching emerged as a vicious tool of racial control to reestablish white supremacy and suppress black civil rights. More than 4,000 African Americans were lynched across 20 states between 1877 and 1950.”
Check out the map and prepare to be horrified: