Lynching souvenirs were a big thing as morbid as it sounds.
Often, whole communities of men, women and children showed up to observe/participate in lynchings.
It was common to collect hair and body parts and take pictures with the body.
In fact, the postal system became so clogged with lynching postcards that the practice of sending them had to be banned.
And all of this occurred after African Americans had already endured the horrors of chattel slavery.
It’s interesting that none of these things were ever repudiated on the level of say, the Jewish holocaust.
There was never an equivalent of the Nuremberg trials.
Black people don’t get billions of dollars in military and other aid from America’s own coffers.
But when they speak about iniquities and inequities which are not THAT ancient (America was still OVERTLY racist at the time of the civil rights act in 1964, a couple decades after WWII) they are playing “the race card”.
As the wider America says about 911, Pearl Harbour, or any other event important to them: “we will not forget”.
I think this site does a good job of raising awareness of racism past and present amidst constant attempts to whitewash it.
I like that the site has no mandate to convince anyone of anything; people will believe whatever they desperately want to.
Just continue to document, inform and analyze.
~ commenter Origin, on Abagond