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Lynching Map: Tuskegee Institute’s data on lynching from 1900-1931.

Lynching Map: Tuskegee Institute’s data on lynching from 1900-1931..

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

7 June 1959

WHEN IS MURDER LYNCHING?

p. 245

The recent mob murder of a rape suspect who was taken from a Mississippi jail raises a serious question of definitions: What exactly is a lynching?

Tuskegee Institute, an all-Negro Alabama college, has become the authority on lynchings in the United States and is most frequently quoted by news-

papers as listing just what killing is and what is not a lynching.

Tuskegee, which says that Mississippi has had four lynchings since 1952, gives this definition of it:

“There must be legal evidence that a person was killed. That person must have met death illegally. A group of three or more persons must have

participated in the killing. The group must have acted under the pretest of service to justice, race or tradition.”

 

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