In October 1921, President Warren G. Harding, condemned lynchings—illegal hangings committed primarily by white supremacists against African Americans in the Deep South. A progressive Republican president who advocated full civil rights for African Americans and suffrage for women. He supported the Dyer Anti-lynching Bill in 1920.
The 1920s was a period of intense racism in the American South, characterized by frequent lynchings. In fact, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) reported that, in 1920, lynching claimed, on average, the lives of two African Americans every week.
This country was built on racism but since the death of George Floyd, public & political leaders have been focused on the civil disturbances across our country.
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