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Taemon Blair, 21, was once a high school honor student with a promising future. To support his girlfriend and the upcoming birth of his first child, the North Carolina native decided to become a truck driver. However, on March 14, Blair was found dead while hanging inside the trailer of his truck in Fort Wayne,…

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An activist mother in St. Louis, Missouri, is calling out for justice after her son was found hanging from a tree. On October  17, 2018, Melissa McKinnies saw the body of her son Danye Jones, 24, hanging from a tree. McKinnies was a member of the grassroots organization Lost Voices that protested the death of unarmed teen…

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Lynching. The very word conjures images of twisted Black faces, bulging eyes, and charred bodies. Since Reconstruction, Black men and women have been on the receiving end of this domestic terrorism. Oftentimes, it appeared that the crowds of people who gathered to witness this spectacle were enjoying themselves. Postcards and pictures captured the helplessness of its…

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This upcoming weekend will mark 71 years since the last known mass lynching occurred in the state of Georgia known as the “Moore’s Ford Bridge lynchings.” For the past 13 years, activists led by former Georgia State Rep. Tyrone Brooks have commemorated the lynchings of Roger Malcolm, his seven-months pregnant wife Dorothy and their friends, George…

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There are many counties and towns in Georgia that bear the name of former slave masters and hold horrific secrets. One such town is Monroe, Georgia, located in Walton County, only 60 miles from downtown Atlanta. This tiny town with a population of around 14K received national attention for the lynchings of two black couples…

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The legacy of Blacks being lynched is perhaps one of the greatest acts of state-sponsored terrorism in the Deep South. According to the New York Times and other sources, It is estimated that between the years of 1877 and 1950 a minimum of 4,000 lynchings occurred with little to no repercussions to those who were…

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A  Black mother in Waco, Texas is outraged after her daughter came home from a school trip with rope burns around her neck. Sandy Rougley sent her daughter on an overnight school trip with her sixth grade classmates last month. During the trip, according to school officials a rope was mistakenly wrapped around her daughter’s…

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Tyrone Brooks

Former Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, 70, has been a stalwart warrior on the battlefield for civil rights since the early 1960s. He was a trusted youth leader and foot soldier for Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Brooks has received death threats from the Georgia KKK throughout his life because of his activities. Now Brooks…

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