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‘The Lynchings Of African Americans in this Country’ Tonight, on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


The Equal Justice Initiative will open the nation’s first memorial dedicated to lynching victims in Montgomery, Alabama on April 26. The new museum is also dedicated to slavery and explores slavery, lynchings, segregation and modern inequality issues that will have interactive content, which will confront visitors with a history of some of this nation’s horrendous past.

It’s a painful topic but a part of our history rarely discussed.

The body of Rubin Stacy hanging from a tree in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 19, 1935. He was lynched by a mob for allegedly attacking a white woman.

Between 1877 and 1950 Public torture and the murder of African Americans was common in the south. This story begins on February 1, 1893, in the town of Paris, Texas, but it could just as easily have begun on 4,000 other dates and in dozens of other American localities. During the American Civil War, Paris had a population of fewer than 1,000 people. About a third of them were black slaves, who were eventually freed in the wake of the Union victory and the abolition of slavery in 1865. But despite passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which formally outlawed slavery, the postwar decades were widespread with systematic, vicious violence against black communities in the South.

It’s a painful story of America’s history of racial injustice. However, in order to heal the deep pain of our present we must address the truth of our past.

Join our host Ms. Tracy L. Bell at 6: 30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” for her commentary on “The Lynchings Of African Americans in this Country“.

All “Links” in this post will access the online show.

Hope to meet you on the air!!

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102 thoughts on “‘The Lynchings Of African Americans in this Country’ Tonight, on “Conversations Of A Sistah””

      1. There are countless stories on lynching and how the black man was hated in this country. It was all about control, still is to this very day. That’s why we’re being gunned down by cops with not one conviction or jail time for murder. Be angry about that!!

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    1. It’s an ugly horrible truth that they want to erase. But it’s out and in the open so let’s deal.

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    2. Well you heard Tracy b4 she closed, the images were not intended to make anyone angry or incite bitterness. But to invoke a human response.

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    1. That’s the problem nobody wants to be reminded of ALL of our ugly history but I bet u the Jews will never 4get the holocaust 😡

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      1. Hope this topic don’t bring out the worst in us.
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        It may if “some of us” cant handle the truth

        Black, white or otherwise we still fam
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        yup and we all know how family members disagree..so yeah that might happen.

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    1. Lawd y’all.
      Where is Nicole. Tracy’s closing song tonight was strange fruit.
      I need to see those lyrics 😦
      sounded like Billy Holiday

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      1. Starr,
        That was Billie Holiday

        Strange Fruit
        Billie Holiday

        Southern trees bear strange fruit
        Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
        Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
        Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

        Pastoral scene of the gallant south
        The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
        Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
        Then the sudden smell of burning flesh

        Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
        For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
        For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
        Here is a strange and bitter crop

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    1. Buck up.
      Google lynchings in America if you really wanna get pissed off. The many stories are gut wrenching. Prepare yourself for her commentary

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  1. This should not be the 1st time any of us are going to hear whatever it is Tracy will share.
    This show will be educational do tune in

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  2. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
    Thank you Tracy.
    Thank you for reminding us of how we were treated in this country and still the disenfranchised.
    Thank you for having topics to remind us that we have not arrived.

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  3. Lynching wasn’t enough black bodies were then burnt. The hatred toward African Americans was and still is very strong and real in America. It’s about dominance and power which is why the racist Republicans blocked alot of things Obama tried to accomplish. Trump is their retaliation for their hatred of the black man in America. We are hated. Please believe this.

    You’re on the right track Tracy with this right here.

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  4. a new museum in Montgomery, Alabama aims to advance truth and reconciliation while addressing the often unspoken reality of racial horror in America.

    Burning black people alive, hanging them, mutilating their bodies — the graphic history of U.S. racial violence is a shameful and difficult thing to confront.

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    1. Burning black people alive, hanging them, mutilating their bodies — the graphic history of U.S. racial violence is a shameful and difficult thing to confront.
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      😢😡

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  5. Being hung and burned alive is horrible. Just horrible to know it all happened in this country. When you look at those photos of those white men standing around proud of that shit, how can you not feel some kinda way? Yet we are still killed and haunted and black people still marrying and hooking up outside their race.

    Do you know that was the main reason a black man was lynched? For supposedly raping a white women??!!!

    Yea think about that

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    1. Can’t help who you love BBallen. Hatred cant win.
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      BULLSHIT!!!! YOU CAN CONTROL WHO YOU LOVE. I WOULDN’T GIVE A WHITE WOMAN THE TIME OF DAY (NO OFFENSE) KNOWING GOOD AND DAMN WELL HER ANCESTORS HATED MY PEOPLE. KILLED MY PEOPLE. I’M BRIGHT BUT WOULD NEVA HOOK UP WITH A SPRITE….I WANT A WOMEN WHO UNDERSTAND THE STRUGGLE..AND THAT’S NOT HATE THAT’S COMMON SENSE.

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      1. Sorry BBallen but that is hatred. Which means you’re not better than the average racist
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        I KNOW MY SELF AND WHEN YOU KNOW THYSELF YOU DO BETTER. MY PREFERENCE IS THE BLACK WOMAN. WHY? BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY WE’VE HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCES. WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE SAME STRUGGLES. I’M SPEAKING FOR ME. OH AND A RACIST IS SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES ONE RACE IS SUPERIOR THAN THE OTHER. LOOK AT THE PIC UPTOP AND YOU’LL UNDERSTAND WHO THE REAL RACIST ARE. MISS ME WITH YOUR NEW DAY IDEOLOGY CAUSE THE BLACK MAN IS STILL BEING HUNTED AND KILLED WITH NO JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY. SO AT THE END OF THE DAY. WHY WOULD I GO HOME TO THE ENEMY WHEN I MEET HIM IN THESE STREETS ERDAY

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  6. The images uptop are hurtful
    But we must be mindful that this is a part of history not discussed. They even glorify MLK’S history. I guess this way it can be included in a school’s curriculum. Let’s be honest, you start talking about how blacks were lynched, these youngsters would be terrified.

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  7. Man I remember stories from my grandmother when she talked about how you could smell black flesh burning from a lynching from miles away. She use to have us on the edge of our seats telling us what we went through in this country.

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  8. given the number of African Americans being killed by law enforcement who face no consequences, Jim Crow laws are still alive – they just don’t hang us from trees anymore, they put 6 bullets in our back now instead😡

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  9. As much as it pains me just to see the image in this post I’m tuning in for this conversation. I must know all of what was suffered from a people. Our people.

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  10. I’m so bothered by that picture and how they’re all just standing around that dead man hanging as if nothing.😢to lynch or burn someone alive is like inhuman treatment. Disturbing really disturbing. You cant help but be angry.

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  11. Imagine not being able to get your loved one from hanging from a tree? 😡 I would lose my damn mind. then burn down the whole town 😦

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  12. I wanna go to that museum in Montgomery but wondering if I’ll be 👀 dont trust that county’s popo😂

    If Tracy is going I wanna roll with her.

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    1. Bird
      I don’t have it like that to up and go to Alabama on the 26th of this month. I wanna go over the summer maybe.

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  13. I hope to see the Underground museum in Ohio this summer. I’ve been thinking lately about how so many teens and people live in fear and have developed PTSD from it. But then there are so many people from this era still suffering with pain. I know they have PTSD too. Sometimes it seems that as the years pass, people forget they still need to heal as well.

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