Equal Justice Initiative's report

Equal Justice Initiative's report, "Lynching in America," documents the era of racial terror and its many consequences for our world today.

Mississippi senator praises man with ‘public hanging’ remark | The Star

Mississippi has a history of racially motivated lynchings of black people. The NAACP website says that between 1882 and 1968, there were 4,743 lynchings in the United States, and nearly 73 per cent of the victims were black. It says Mississippi had 581 during that time, the highest number of any state.

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Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith releases statement on ‘public hanging’ comment

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” Hyde-Smith said surrounded by rancher Colin Hutchinson and supporters at a November 2nd gathering in Tupelo.

GOP Senate Candidate in Mississippi Jokes About a ‘Public Hanging’

Republican candidates just can’t help themselves from making shockingly racist comments on the campaign trail.