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On the Subject of America’s Racial Terror and How Lynch Mobs and Barbaric Violence Still Haunt Our Country Today

By Elaine Magliaro On Tuesday, Mike Spindell wrote a post titled When We See ISIL’s Barbarity, We Forget Our Own. In his column, Mike wrote about remarks that President Obama had made at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. Mike Spindell: … Continue reading

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“Reverse: A Lynching”–A Poem by Ansel Elkins

By Elaine Magliaro After reading the summary of the Equal Justice Initiative’s report LYNCHING IN AMERICA: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, I went looking for a poem on the subject of lynchings in this country. I came upon Reverse: … Continue reading

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LYNCHING IN AMERICA: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror—A Report from the Equal Justice Initiative

By Elaine Magliaro Earlier today, the Equal justice Initiative (EJI) released a report of a multi-year investigation titled Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. EJI discovered that lynchings in this country were more extensive than had been … Continue reading

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Billie Holiday, Abe Meeropol, and “Strange Fruit”—the Famous Song about Lynching Black People in America

By Elaine Magliaro Eleanora Fagan, better known as Billie Holiday, was a famous American jazz singer and song writer. One of her “most iconic” songs is Strange Fruit, which was first recorded in 1939. Elizabeth Blair (NPR) called the song … Continue reading

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