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Without Sanctuary Lynching Photography in AmericaThe Tuskegee Institute records the lynching of 3436 blacks between 1882 and 1950 This is probably a small percentage of these murders which were seldom reported and led to the creation of the NAACP in 1909 an organization dedicated to passing federal anti lynching laws Through all this t Wow Okay I first heard about James Allen's lynching postcard collection about a couple of months ago from a BBC documentary series about racism Then I came across a reference to the postcards once again in Tracy Thompson's The New Mind of the South a couple of days ago When looking through Copenhagen Library's American History section I found this book It's shocking Not for the faint hearted But how needed it is still in this day and age Upon my visit to the Memphis' Civil Rights Museum there is barely anything significant talking about lynchings Although the targets of lynchings were pretty much anyone that was not white racists I was still amazed at the breadth of the targets Italians Jews even women This is a really important part of American history that must not be forgotten as there are still people out there in serious denial I hope to see the exhibition myself when I'm in Atlanta as there are plans for it to be moved to a new museum complex near to Emory University in 2014 and is meant to become part of the permanent exhibition

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FREE READER ☆ DOC Without Sanctuary Lynching Photography in America Ô JAMES ALLEN Ë The Tuskegee Institute records the lynching of 3436 blacks between 1882 and 1950 This is probably a small percentage of these murders which were seldom reported and led to the creation of the NIs day so that we may now look back on the terrorism unleashed on America's African American community and perhaps know our history and ourselves better The almost one hundred images reproduced here are a testament to the camera's ability to make us remember what we often choose to forge Oh my goodness Do not read this book alone Get some friends and put together a discussion group around the reading and bring lots of napkins and expect surprises especially when viewing the photos This blood thirsty chapter in American history is underexposed and perhaps in this new century we can talk about it in a diplomatic way

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Error and carnage someone many times a professional photographer carried a camera and took pictures of the events These lynching photographs were often made into postcards and sold as souvenirs to the crowds in attendance These images are some of photography's most brutal surviving to th Um holy shitI was not totally ignorant of the lynching phenomenon in the United States as my parents and grandparents told me all about it from the time I was young and yes they were all opposed to it It was also discussed at length in my college African American Poetry and Drama class in the year 2000But the reality of these gruesome photos is something I was totally unprepared for my textbooks didn't exactly have any pictures in themSome things I learned from Without Sanctuary that did away with some misconceptions I had about this shameful part of our country a lynching did not die out after 1920 Many of the photos in this book are dated well into the '30s '40s and even 1960 b Not all lynching victims were black This book contains images of lynched Italian immigrants and several white lynching victims much to my shock c Not all lynching victims were male There is a terrible photograph in here of an African American woman in Oklahoma hanging from a bridge This picture believe it or not was the only positive element in reading this collection someone tried to mail that cruel travesty as a postcard and over the stamp on the other side was written unsendable So at least someone in an Oklahoma post office may have had some decency regarding the wrongness of lynchingAn amazing feat this book despite its horrifying subject which is as much a part of American history as the Model T Franklin Roosevelt and Nolan Ryan Yet I almost never hear anyone talk about lynching anywhere