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putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law

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STAR is a regional network of individuals and organizations focused on examining the history of lynching in the South and working toward reconciliation in communities where lynchings have occurred.
Leaders in Duluth, Minnesota, for example, commissioned the creation of a memorial to commemorate the 1920 lynching of three young Black men in that city.
Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America by James Allen, Hilton Als, John Lewis and Leon F.
Within a scant two years, numerous books regarding lynching and all it entails have been published and provide more information than any rational black person probably wants to know.
The three chapters dealing mainly with the antebellum period form part one, underlined by the molding of the mob violence as a lynching culture.
Except for a chapter on white on white mob violence, this section centers mainly on how lynching evolved as a means of control of Afro-Americans.
This study provides a view of Johnson as both an outspoken advocate in the anti-lynching movement and a central figure in the lynching drama tradition.
Those plays that she categorized as her "plays on lynching" provide especially a perspective of Johnson's racial consciousness as well as her rage against lynching, the historical form of racial violence that was seen as a "valid index of race relations" in the United States from 1865 up until the 1950s.
This article seeks to answer these questions by interrogating the idea, and implications, of Syrian-Arab whiteness at a particular historical moment, and to ask how might a reexamination of this lynching help frame the agenda of Arab-American activism at the beginning of a new century when the possibility of violence, verbal and physical, legal and extra-legal, seems to threatens the lives of so many Arabs in the United States.
The practice of lynching, in which mobs of varying sizes apprehended persons, often while they were in police custody, and executed them, had been on the rise since the late 19th century when the "New South" began to adopt its infamous Jim Crow laws.
The book is a thorough history of mob violence directed against African-Americans over nearly a century after the end of slavery, starting in 1886 and not truly ending until 1964, when the last known mob-directed lynching occurred with explicit assistance and approval from local police officials.
But the exhibit, and a book of the photos published in January, Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America, mark the first time they have been shown to the public.
What is surprising about this volume is that so many women writers, black and white, during the twentieth century were driven to treat the topic of lynching (an appendix includes a fuller listing of such dramas, as well as similar ones written by black and white men).
As a form of racial violence, lynching was fostered by an ideology of white supremacy which developed and flourished in the United States after the abolition of slavery.
Plays representing the history of lynching in the United States are only beginning to be understood as a distinctly American dramatic genre, a type of theatre that began to appear at least as early as 1905 and continues to evolve on the contemporary stage.