What was lynching? explain this in your own words. How did it differ from ordinary murder? was lynching as form of justice (that is, was lynching ever justified)? why or why not? how did black americans respond to lynching? what do you think of this response? would you have reacted differently, and if so, how? why does the author of this page believe that lynchings decreased after 1922? do you agree or do you think a different form of racial violence emerged to replace lynching?
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Yale-New Haven Teachers Institutehttp://www.yale.edu/ynhti/HomeThe Negro Holocaust: Lynching and Race Riots in the United States,1880-1950byRobert A. GibsonContents of Curriculum Unit 79.02.04:http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/2/79.02.04.x.html” l “aNarrative http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/2/79.02.04.x.htmlLynching http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/2/79.02.04.x.htmlRace Riots http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/2/79.02.04.x.htmlBlack Response http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/2/79.02.04.x.htmlNotes http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/2/79.02.04.x.htmlUtilization of the Unit http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/2/79.02.04.x.htmlSequence of Lessons http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/2/79.02.04.x.htmlSample Lessons http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/2/79.02.04.x.htmlSelected Bibliography http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/2/79.02.04.x.htmlBooks Recommended for Students http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/guides/1979/2/79.02.04.x.htmlTo Guide EntryThe United States has a brutal history of domestic violence. It is an ugly episode in our national history that has long been neglected. Of the several varieties of American violence, one type stands out as one of the most inhuman chapters in the history of the world?the violence committed against Negro citizens in America by white people. This unit of post Reconstruction Afro-American history will examine anti-Black violence from the 1880s to the 1950s. The phenomenon of lynching and the major race riots of this period, called the American Dark Ages by historian Rayford W. Logan, will be covered.Immediately following the end of Reconstruction, the Federal Government of the United States restored white supremacist control to the South and adopted a ?laissez-faire? policy in regard to the Negro. The Negro was betrayed by his country. This policy resulted in Negro disfranchisement, social,…