Anthony P. Crawford: The Lynching of One of the Richest Black Men in Abbeville, South Carolina

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Anthony Crawford was an African American who was killed by a violent lynch mob in Abbeville, South Carolina in 1916. Born during the Reconstruction era, his father was the owner of a small acreage of cotton fields. Crawford learned to read and write in a small school in town. After his father’s death, he inherited the land and increased the acreage by making further purchases over the years.

By 1916, it is said that Crawford had over 400 acres of land. Known for being one of the richest black men in Abbeville County, he gave land to his children and allowed them to build homes close by. He was also known for his zero-tolerance against disrespectful people. Once he was accused by a preacher for meddling in church affairs, so he had no problem jumping to his feet, striking the preacher, firing him. He was quoted as saying, “The day a white man hits me is the day I die.”


On October 21, 1916, Crawford was working as usual. He loaded up two loads of cotton and headed to W. D Barksdale’s store. He had a disagreement with the owner, a white man, over the price offered for his cotton. After the agreement, one of the Barksdale’s employees followed Crawford out of the store and struck him on the head with the handle to an axe. Crawford called for help, after which he was arrested, most likely for his own protection, as a mob of angry whites was already beginning to accumulate.

Crawford was held in jail briefly was later released on a $15 bail. After Crawford was released, a white mob was waiting and chased him into a nearby cotton mill. He fought for his life and struck one of the white men with a hammer. Crawford was then beaten and stabbed several times. He was again arrested, and the sheriff told the men that he would most likely die from his wounds.

The fear that Crawford might die before the mob could get to him coincided with the fear that the sheriff might allow him to leave town. Therefore, between 200 and 400 white men took over the jail, captured and disarmed the sheriff, and kidnapped Crawford.

Crawford was dragged through the black section of town with a rope around his neck. The mob then stole a lumber wagon from a black driver and used it to take Crawford to a fairground nearby. He was hanged from a tree and his body used for target practice. Although the governor got involved and demanded a full investigation, no one was charged for his brutal murder.




  • Jesse Howell September 3, 2016 - 9:46 am

    Even when we tried to live by working hard we were lynched. Nothing new in the Amerikka!

    • Lupie June 6, 2019 - 11:54 am

      Some races are just evil by nature.

      • Neil H. Altman June 8, 2019 - 12:36 pm

        Hello dear Lupie. I just read your comment. Why would you put this outrage on an entire race? Not all of us have evil towards others in our hearts!

        • Larry Bee June 8, 2019 - 10:44 pm

          Because, Mr. Altman, y’all have taught us well. When one AfricanAmerican does something untoward, y’all blame all of us black folk.

          • Indy June 10, 2019 - 6:19 pm

            Indeed they do and have

          • Paul June 11, 2019 - 10:46 am

            That’s a fact

          • Bonnie June 12, 2019 - 9:30 pm

            Until Whites get honest about the racism Blacks endure, and fight as hard against it as Blacks do, Whites will be painted with “The Same Brush”!!! “Silence is tacit agreement”.

          • Shylock June 13, 2019 - 3:31 pm

            If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the PROBLEM.

          • Abdul-Rabb Muhammad June 16, 2019 - 11:08 pm

            I don’t see where any of those good white people came to help Mr Crawford . I always hear hiw everybody’s not like that well were are the good ones

          • JT June 29, 2019 - 12:38 am

            Altman she is entitled to her opinion. As you read the story this man was taken by a angry mob of hundreds. Even though you weren’t there you still benefit from the injustices of racist America. Dont cry foul while you build your house on your racist foundation…its not just Mr. Crawford. Dont forget the evil deeds of your forefathers against Africans, Indians, Chinese, Japanese…shall I go on. You did this collectively as a people. Dont try to distance yourself now…

        • Patrick June 10, 2019 - 7:23 am

          Ohhh let’s want whites were murdered at hands of black folks on a weekly basis?

          • Jac Oli June 11, 2019 - 6:46 am

            actually statistics say not many… but you won’t fact check. ??‍♀️ But the disparity of US killed by white police officers definitely off the charts…. but you won’t care

          • LISA July 2, 2019 - 3:59 pm

            Unlike other games, the more often you play the blame game, the more you lose. Blame is a tool we use when we’re in attack mode.

            Blame is an excellent defense mechanism. Whether you call it projection, denial, or displacement, blame helps you preserve your sense of self-esteem by avoiding awareness of your own (white people) flaws or failings making it easier to blame someone else (black people) than to accept responsibility the many white people were and still are evil, vile and demonic…

        • Eric Mays June 11, 2019 - 6:59 am

          I concur

          • Jennifer June 12, 2019 - 10:19 pm

            That’s horrible?

          • Nancy June 17, 2019 - 4:30 am

            Horrible….. My Grandfather was lynched over his oil land in 1921. He used it for collateral. Granddad went to pay back his loan and was told he couldn’t have his land back. The rest is history.?

          • Anita June 27, 2019 - 6:21 am

            God will handle this I do not care how old it is if they did not repent their soul will ine out When they see Jesus Christ. This is why America should pay reparations to black Americans today no excuse.

        • Joshua June 11, 2019 - 9:29 am

          We as a people feel justified put the evil deeds of the white race as a whole. Because the so called good white people are never around or willing to speak up for what’s right. There is a saying. That when the good men do nothing evil wins. Now if the white race really wants to prove that all are not evil then those so called good whites need to start holding there fellow brothers that commit such evil acts against people of color Accountable. And stop supporting hate mongers like Donald Trump and news networks like fox and friends. And stop making excuses for ever white coward with a badge that claims that they feared for there life when facing an unarmed black man. But feel totally safe arresting armed whites with no fear for there lives then.

          • Melvin Clark June 13, 2019 - 10:47 am

            Well said

          • Shelly Gray June 23, 2019 - 7:31 pm

            If you are not part of the sullution, then you are part of the problem, never ever trust white people.

          • Tye July 8, 2020 - 11:29 am

            yeah lets call on GOD to help us out on this. God has been radio silent for 400 years as a race of people suffer at the hands of a people claiming to be Christian. Church has never been the solution, all it has been is a comforting distraction from sustained torment!!

        • Oshun Oshun. June 12, 2019 - 6:50 am

          History has shown us your race is evil and shant be trusted. Watch closely because your race pretends to be friendly and fair given but is the opposite. If you have concerns you would do good to change the face of the Caucasian. Prove history wrong and I shall stop.

          • Walter F June 17, 2019 - 6:10 am

            I concur,
            Well said

          • Prentiss Belton June 21, 2019 - 12:24 am

            The cosmos will revenge the great wrongs done to black people by hateful whites , justice is coming you can run but you cant hide.

        • Sherrell Echols June 12, 2019 - 10:22 am

          Wow, another I’m just an innocent bystander. Regardless of how you feel in this moment. It was the injustice towards black that was brought about by your ancestors. If you look at history everywhere the white race went they tore apart families, they killed and stole. Not one time can I think of where they helped. Not to mention the pure hate and jealousy they had against blacks bettering themselves and their community that they had to go and destroy a whole town because of claims that ”One” black person supposedly committed, I.e, black wall street. So when y’all stop grouping us together maybe the same will be afforded to you.

        • Andre June 21, 2019 - 6:59 am

          Elijah Muhammad a prophet of black people said it plain..” the white man is the devil because of his devilish nature…he was the devil yesterday, he the devil today & the devil forevermore..there is NO change in him so separate yourselves from them.. time for blacks to UNIFY ORGANIZE RESIST…remove the devil’s people…

        • Rodney June 22, 2019 - 8:08 am

          Cant tell, we need reparations, separations and not sympathy, give us our own fare shack. Like the minister said , give us five states and take care of us til we get right say 25 yrs. Shit you dont want us around working and living in your neighborhoods

        • D. Jenkins June 27, 2019 - 8:10 am

          White people are EVIL by nature…..its just in their nature…..its not their next generations fault….its just in their blood….so….no matter how a white person say “all of us is not like that”….yes you are…..its in your nature to be EVIL

        • John June 27, 2019 - 3:32 pm

          Mr. Altman silence is complicity.

      • gregory June 9, 2019 - 5:30 pm

        Lupie you are so right. There is something lacking in the white mans mind that historicalky has him continuing to discrimitae against other human beings. His self worth much be very insecure in reality.

        • Mechi June 10, 2019 - 7:54 am

          I understand completely why this thought exists, but it’s not true. There is no evil attached to an entire race. Otherwise, how do you explain the decades of genocide in Africa countries at the hands of black leaders? By your assumption, that whole race is evil too then.

          • Oshun June 12, 2019 - 6:55 am

            As long as you believe like this you will never get it. Even your mind has been tainted if not you wouldn’t think like you do. After hundreds of years witnessing savagery for wealth and just to be evil it has finally rubbed off learned taught you know. Before the Caucasian this was not written these things weren’t happening. So get real and do something about it instead of pointing fingers at minute happenings that can’t compare to the horrors!

          • Andre June 21, 2019 - 7:01 am

            Africans influenced by white behavior

          • D. Jenkins June 27, 2019 - 8:12 am

            We learned it from somebody

        • JANE June 11, 2019 - 10:29 am

          Gregory , it may be in a white mans mind but I doubt it. There is evil in all races. I am so saddened by what happened to black, Chinese, Muslim, immigrants, poor people and the elderly. I dont discriminate. It all is horrible.

          • Cecil Frank June 11, 2019 - 5:08 pm

            Amen, amen. We have been in this country al
            Most 400yrs and nothing has changed. Whites
            are crazier than ever. After World War ll, whites
            killed Black Soldiers by HANGING them with their
            Uniform on. And shot others. And we really should like what’s going on today. Their are many more stories out there.

        • Paul June 11, 2019 - 10:47 am

          Well said ??????

          • Linda June 11, 2019 - 12:36 pm


        • Eikoos Turner June 15, 2019 - 5:46 pm

          Hello. Reading all the comments and I concur. White people are pure evil. Today with Trump being in office, it only esclates the level of White supermacy. It didn’t take much for that feeling of supermacy to surface because it never was pushed far out of their minds.. The POLICE are still acting as if they are on Slave patrol. Remember the “cops” that were sent to hunt down run-away Slaves, well they still have the same mind set. Don’t say why you going back to Slavery, it’s because everything from that period is systemic. Whites are the cause of evertything pertaining to the Black race. Education, wealth, housing, job opportunities, and on and on. I don’t understand where White people get the idea that they are supreme.

      • Ruki June 9, 2019 - 11:38 pm

        and despite the fact that many White people are insane, if you look around the world, there are people like that all over in every country. All races deal with prejudice, racism, greed.

      • Mattie June 11, 2019 - 5:22 pm

        And we are told to ” FORGET ABOUT IT.”.. How do we forget about the unfair cruel evil that was done to our ancestors and they got no JUSTICE…

      • Eve June 15, 2019 - 10:56 pm

        Nothings changed and trump who is now president called for the same type of justice for the central park 5 in modern day America. Cops are lynching in broadday light and BEING let go with NO consequence. We still have Demonic Christian WHITES that serve a DEVIL they LOVE to call god. God is LOVE the DEVIL is HATE.

      • Rick Cochise June 24, 2019 - 6:54 am

        Only the American whiteman and woman ever committed such barbarous acts. God owes them and their generations a divine ass whipping.

      • Margaret Ransom June 27, 2019 - 10:55 am

        He was kill because of jealousy, there is always a reason people do what they do and the root is jealousy. Read 2 Kings in the Bible, the last 10 or so verses.

      • Darrell X Wilson August 9, 2019 - 2:29 am

        Darrell X Wilson, there was no need to end a life Crawford so we could have learned from him, but the betrayal by the whites their victims manner of jealously costed his life.

    • Evelyn G Osborn June 6, 2019 - 1:03 pm

      Amerikka not the home of the brave.My God ! my God !

    • Steven Mcswain June 6, 2019 - 2:55 pm

      Did he have any relatives that live in he have are brother cuz. Brothers name was pole Crawford.

      • CecilMurdaugh June 6, 2019 - 4:52 pm

        Punk@sses,Can only do things in large numbers, They are not human when it comes to people of color,I know that for a FACT!!

        • Sherlene June 7, 2019 - 3:35 pm

          That’s exactly right they were so scared. they had to run get Billy Bob Joe Billy and the rest of the hillbillies.

          • Byibby June 8, 2019 - 6:12 pm

            Sounds like today only and unfortunately law enforcement are being used to kill some innocent citizens

        • Anthony Hampton June 11, 2019 - 6:49 am

          It always seems that when you criticize the white people about their past and present behavior of racism, murders, rape by whatever the means they pursue, evil deeds,
          , they always swing it back to the people they have brutalized . Using the bible, and imagined persecution toward them, as their reason for persecuting others that they feel beneath them. History has proven them to be evil…..

      • Russell June 6, 2019 - 5:25 pm

        Same thing is going on systematically to blacks. Too much pain, we always turn the other cheek for them but will kill each other.

        • Launa Daniels June 8, 2019 - 11:22 am


          • David June 16, 2019 - 10:23 am

            I believe that as the Bible States “what you sow is what you will reap in the future. America was established in greed, hatred, bigotry, Terrorism, Rape, Theft, Lynching, burning and brutalizing people of color, just to make themselves and their descendants wealthy!
            Now they are reaping and weeping from Wild Fires, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, historic Flooding from coast to coast.
            The Bible is Right and God is sending his Judgment ,and take note if you will, it is falling on communities dominated by descendents of those Terrorists and they are wondering WHY?!—

        • Maurice Hinton-Bey June 27, 2019 - 2:36 pm

          It hurts my heart to read about what happen to people back in them days. I wonder do Mr Crawford kids and great grandchildren and grandkids still have the land. Or did them devil take it. Dam Shame?

      • Lyndia Black June 9, 2019 - 3:51 pm

        After Mr. Crawford, was lynched, a mob went to his house and told his family, they had to leave. I forgot, but they gave them a short time. They all left and whites took over the land. I worked with one of his great grand daughters. The family, is still trying to get the land back, but it has been built up. I don’t know where the case is now. His story was told in an exhibit on lynching, at the Chicago Historical Society, years ago. It was called, “Without Sanctuary.” It also included, pictures of Mr. Crawford’s lynching and old newspaper articles.

      • Lynn June 11, 2019 - 11:56 am

        It hurts to see such injustice.

    • Frankie Dee Skinner, jr June 7, 2019 - 9:28 am


      • Linda Carter June 7, 2019 - 11:44 am

        Knowing some of this history is bad enough,, but read the details it is still shocking! I’ve studied American History that goes back to Europe. Truth be told we know who the savages are. They continued their terror upon the enslaved Africans that were shipped here. And it continues to this day!

    • Kelly. D June 7, 2019 - 12:50 pm

      Man, America has blood on its hand. America just wants Blacks (Who are the real Israelites of the Bible and not those imposters who are in so-called Israel today) to just forget and sweep all their transgressions against Blacks under the carpet. God will recompense for His people who the world kidnapped and enslaved.

      • Yoshiyahu Maccabees June 7, 2019 - 9:17 pm

        All Praises Most HIGH HIMSELF Mishpacha! The True BLOODLINES ABRAYM ISAAC AND YAHQUOB are ONLY the NEGROS scattered.

    • Paul June 7, 2019 - 1:41 pm

      The south was brutal back in those days. Take this story and let it make you a better person and go get what Mr. Crawford did. A successful life! Back in those days for a man of color to be that successful in the south is the powerful work of God. Dont let the evil take away from the good of this man. It is a horrible and mortifying ending to his life. Make revenge by being a better you

    • Cornelius Singleton June 9, 2019 - 1:03 am

      That’s “Amerrikkka”…with three K’s.

      • Lorraine June 9, 2019 - 11:21 am

        I love your attitude. As a white woman I am learning more and more if this history that we were never taught and about systemic racism. I can’t do anything about the past but I can walk the walk, moment by moment, making mistakes, but endeavoring tone the change I want to see

    • Mary June 9, 2019 - 2:54 pm

      The sad thing is that the black population didn’t do anything thing at all, we find it easier to close our eyes and blame the Caucasian man, instead of doing something, anything. We are still living with the slavery mentally up to today and until we stop being victims, Weare always going to be victims.

      • linda tart June 9, 2019 - 3:58 pm

        Mary, there were some Black people that fought back, but most were scared and they did not have guns and were unable to organize. Read, “Rebel on the Planation.” There were some BAD, slaves back then. Some were extremely intelligent and had a lot of common sense. They were not going to be enslaved by NOBODY.

      • jerey June 10, 2019 - 1:32 am

        It’s easy to say black ppl are not doing anything or that they did not do much, take for instant today, where a black person w a legal gun is shot on the spot even if they had a license to carry, can you imagine 100 years ago coming out of slavery, they always had the guns and they are still killing with no justice in place for black people. Where do you live, in a hole? bec all I see are black men and women being killed by white men in uniforms.

    • Marty June 9, 2019 - 3:36 pm

      When you Know that Blacks are Kings and Queen’s. They’ve Never created anything of WORTH. Just Killing, and Robbing!
      ✔ HISTORY. ? We are Hated by Them!

    • Debbie June 9, 2019 - 11:43 pm

      Please read the history of Robert Smalls of Beaufort, SC. Not all folks are idiotic racist fools. We citizens of Beaufort revere Robert Smalls, have a bronze statue in front of the house where he lived as a slave, bought it after reconstruction, and brought the wife of his former owner to live with his family, cared for her the rest of her life. Beaufort named the Middle School in his honor, also a government complex building is the Robert Smalls Complex.

    • Cynthia Herrera June 12, 2019 - 8:45 am

      Real education…

    • Belinda June 13, 2019 - 7:52 am

      He was a Hebrew, one of Yahuah’s Chosen People?? Our ancestors have endured continuous atrocities in the land of our Captivity,,Deut.28:68 ?? Hebrews are Warriors for The Most High,?. Mr. Crawford is one of many Hebrews that have been murdered, by a bunch of cowardly existence of men. Our people are still being murdered, enslaved (mass incarceration), experiencing social injustices, unequal distribution of resources, we own nothing in our communities, because we have adopted the ways of the Heathens! The Most High instructs us through his Holy Scriptures to Repent, and keep his Laws Statues and Commandments?? Halle-lu-Yah??❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️

  • Gloria Jackson September 4, 2016 - 3:22 am

    Anthony p Crawford look like Michael Jordan, He look also like a man of honor well education His remember live on for the next entrepreneur. Greatness.

    • Tanga Wilson June 6, 2019 - 2:44 pm

      Evil demonic group of people. Amerikkka is not will not and never was great. Sorry destroyers of everything touched by them and their offspring

    • Walt June 7, 2019 - 9:58 pm

      Powerful sentiment… we come a mighty long way. Continue to seek humanity, equal rights and justice.

    • Brown June 8, 2019 - 11:33 am

      Revenge.. and take it as an example .. looks like someone need to follow it’s own advice BADLY.. we’ve indigenous Original People have never ustilized revenge yet thats our problem, we should!

  • Lynne September 5, 2016 - 9:55 pm

    It is hard to stay sane when you read of the sheer brutality perpetrated on Black folks.

  • Jay Cee September 14, 2016 - 10:15 am

    Good Ole Amerikkka!

    • Adrienne June 6, 2019 - 11:21 am

      This is HORRENDOUS and Tragic. I am so ANGRY about this STORY. SIP. Ugh

  • SightedNegro September 25, 2016 - 2:02 pm

    So do something about it. If we truly believe that little has changed in the 100 years (since he was lynched), we do we (myself included) continue to chat and comment and maybe “protest” but never ACT. If we want to change the system of White Supremacy, a full-on Race War is the only way that will happen.

    • Kenneth Cureton June 7, 2019 - 4:52 pm

      That is NOT the answer! You are doing exactly what the White man wants you to do. They know about violence and slaughter, it’s in their DNA; they know how to respond to that method. We don’t have the firepower to match by any stretch of the imagination. Thousands of us will be slaughtered to only hundreds of them. What would that resolve?

      • Daniel Deya June 11, 2019 - 11:53 am

        Eh! Yo Who is right in these world? Hitler brutalised the Jews and sympathisers. Blackman is being made a slave on his own backyard by his fellow black. This is a reality which is being underscored by whole world and despite of this disparities, we have failed to raise a voice. Blacks in America have cried for many years and the bare facts here is that the blame game is not ending now. They also lack one common voice. Those living lavishly have separated from reality and are not bothered to support the cause of justice. Neither are they interested to to do something to upgrade the economic and social welfare of their fellow blacks. Unite.brothers and sisters and the tyranny of the whites will end otherwise stop complaining everyday

  • Tony September 26, 2016 - 8:20 pm

    This is the stuff they dont teach us in public schools. The many ,many,many stories of atrocities just like this towards blacks simply trying to survive..NOT LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM…simply to make it day to day!..They dont and never will teach this..why? Because it awakens the black spirit to truth, greatness and what could be accomplished. It also exposes their white asses as the filthy, murderous savages that they are. If they taught this in school they could never label us as subhuman or animals…because in actuality..they are subhuman and animals…HERE IS PROOF. One case amongst the thousands of blacks lynched.

    • Deedra June 6, 2019 - 10:33 am

      And they call Us animals…….

      • iCandy June 11, 2019 - 1:04 am

        They are using reverse psychology on use.

    • Shakira Ali June 7, 2019 - 5:12 am

      SightedNegro – a “full on race war?, Why are you advocating suicide???

    • Jacki Grimes June 7, 2019 - 9:46 pm

      GOD BLESS you for what you typed.

    • linda tart June 9, 2019 - 4:20 pm

      Tony, you seem like an intelligent fellow, but do you actually believe they would teach this in school? Do you REALLY? You have to research this for yourself. Do you believe, that they will teach you about Major Taylor, The Orangeburg Massacre, The Scottsboro Boys, the killing of Emmet Till’s father, in France. Do think they would teach you about, The Deacons for Self Defense, The 5 Nickels or Mr. Patterson, the Black man that was building cars in Ohio, BEFORE FORD. Hell no, they are not going to teach that.

      • Karen Draper June 12, 2019 - 6:36 pm

        Thank you for this information, Linda. These are going to be a good readings.

        • Karen Draper June 12, 2019 - 6:38 pm

          Please, disregard the “a”.

  • Richard Benett September 28, 2016 - 1:23 pm

    This man deserves a memorial, as do all African-American victims of lynchings. Denied justice and their basic human rights. What a dreadful way to lose your life. Does he have one? People, both black and white, should not forget.

  • James October 23, 2016 - 12:03 pm

    They recently printed this story in The State Paper. This type of injustice upset white people so much that they made movie’s on the subject. Fury with Spencer Tracy 1936, Ox Bow Incident 1943, Hang’em High with Clint Eastwood 1968. Another good movie is Cabin In The Cotton 1932.

  • Ivan Butcher II June 20, 2017 - 5:16 pm

    Since there is no limitation on murder cases, now with documented photos and court records that can identify the Victims and their Murderers, this is where the historians and researchers, who love to correct and lecture, could be devoting their efforts in researching out and identify the Murderers and their benefactors for retribution and restitution for their crimes.

    • Brown June 8, 2019 - 11:39 am

      EXACTLY… RESTITUTION given in the families for the rest of their days..

  • donald carter June 26, 2017 - 8:10 pm

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    The White Man is Lucifer.

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    Deuteronomy Chapter 28…this is not surprising…its biblical

    • Barbie Craig June 6, 2019 - 7:07 pm

      The stories is very interesting and I’ve learned a lot they don’t teach us this kind of information in school and we need to know about our history its very

  • Kelly McKemey June 6, 2019 - 5:55 pm

    I have never heard this tragedy before! My grandmother was born and raised in Abbeyville, SC in 1926; on Csession St. Her family name was Owens. Her father, Albert Owens, my great grandfather was the ice man/coal man in Abbeyville.

  • Robert Brown June 7, 2019 - 7:48 am

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  • Selwyn Peace June 7, 2019 - 8:31 am

    And yet we still stand and salute this flag and call this the land of the free and home of the brave…i call it bullshit…!

  • Dr. Andrew Jackson, Sr. June 7, 2019 - 9:53 am

    I guess we need to write a book Lynchings and killings of Black men in the North and South post 1800’s, 1900’s, 2000’s, like Without Sanctuaary!
    We should use this material, to talk about real injustice today from lynchinging murder to shooting murder of Black Men! Unless we shre this information in the school curriculum K thru 12 and Colleges and University courses Lynchings and killings (1500’s, 1600’s, 1700’s, 1800’s, 1900’s, 2000’s, we can’t expect healing today from racism, discrimination, murdering Black people and inequality in America!

  • Charmaine Benjamin-Beckford June 7, 2019 - 1:34 pm

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  • Norman June 8, 2019 - 11:21 pm

    Man there’s alot of hate on here.Yes whites killed blacks.But blacks also kill whites.So neither race is guilt free.Shit that happened back 100 years ago wasn’t right who knows what people are thinking then.The past is the past we all need to try and make the future better.Divide and conquer that’s what they are trying to do

    • Teqsavvy Rebel June 12, 2019 - 5:26 pm

      You can’t just wave that magic wand and proclaim that the past is the past. You’re speaking from a position of 350+ years of economic advantages that were unjustly gained. After depriving a people off their languages, cultures and humanity don’t you think it’s too convenient for you Europeans to attempt to wish your barbaric crimes away? Sooner or later reparations will have to be paid. There is a new Awakening among Africans worldwide and we already know populations of Europeans are dwindling. Your great grand kids will bear the brunt of their forefathers’ unprovoked atrocities perpetrated against Africans during the slavery and colonial eras. The creator is on our side.

  • DAVID R. GASTON June 9, 2019 - 4:13 am

    I often shutter to think and imagine the details of some of the many and various ways of torture and murder SOME evil white-folk perpetrated on our black ancestors; but “EVIL!” it was! We read about the beatings and lynchings that went on for many a years ,during that period of time, and up into the 30s and even 40s before it ceased to be “legal.” But! we sometimes fail to remember that the killing black-folk, at that time was a “SPORT” and we have only scratched the surface of the various ways blacks were SLAUGHTERED; just for “FUN!” I have no doubt that if we had the details of some of the methods it would boggle the mind and hearts of even many white-folks, as well! Suffice it to say that as horrendous t a thought as we can conjure, in our minds as to how blacks were treated then, ( and to a slightly lesser degree today), I am certain that It was far worse. Now! As explain, that, which makes me shutter it occurs to me an idea that no doubt, makes, (or should make) America, shudder, ( especially white, conscientious America), shudder; and that is the thought of REPARATIONS! I mean, how in the “heck” do you figure out, or “wrap your head around”, what is owed?

  • Jack Frazier June 9, 2019 - 4:36 pm

    The struggle is real and continues today!! Take the blinders off my African brothers and sisters, and know that they see YOU/US as target practice. It doesn’t matter who you are, how wealthy you are or your education level, YOU/WE will always be less than a NO BODY to them, UNTIL YOU/WE SHOW THEM THAT WE ARE KINGS AND QUEENS AND THAT THIS LAND WOULD STILL BE BACK IN THE STONE AGE IF IT WASN’T FOR THE BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS, MUSCLE AND PAIN FROM THE BACKS OF OUR AFRICAN ANCESTORS .

  • Paula Stew June 9, 2019 - 7:17 pm

    Why are Americans so obsessed with Monuments and not history books?…is it because of low literacy rates? CHANGE THE HISTORY BOOKS…LITERALKY…THE TEXTBOOKS THAT ARE REQUIRED READING! They are mostly inaccurate…you are memorizing lies:(

    • Linda June 11, 2019 - 12:37 pm

      Well said Jack

  • Robert Belcher June 10, 2019 - 8:45 am

    These acts have been always an attempt to instill fear in the hearts of a oppressed population it leads to a number of health problems please look up the term epigenetics and post traumatic slave syndrome give very connected

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  • Amy Wilson June 10, 2019 - 5:19 pm

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  • Eric Mays June 11, 2019 - 7:03 am

    Similar incident happened to my father in Oklahoma.
    He had land, a farm and was doing quite well.
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    • Sweet Stuff June 12, 2019 - 6:56 pm

      That was PLEASANT to read. White men ALWAYS have to come in groups to “CONFRONT” Black people. Or should I just say, KILL BLACK PEOPLE! I am so glad your father was smart, protected himself, KILLED THOSE WORTHLESS SCUMBAGS and was not KILLED IN PRISON. If you don’t mind, I want to ask, how long did your father serve time in prison and when did this take place.

  • CJ Chester June 11, 2019 - 8:58 am

    My question for all the people on here expressing their outrage answer this for me whose fault is it and by it I mean the way white people treat black people whose fault I won’t make you wait it’s our own fault we keep trying to kiss that white ass and say we’re equal I’m not religious but even the Bible says an eye for an eye think about it

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