Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching Victims 1886-1957: More on Black Women Who Were Lynched (via Henrietta Vinton Davis’s Weblog)

Many people are aware of the horrific treatment black men experienced during the reconstruction and up throughout Jim Crow. Many black men were lynched and killed for various reasons, one of the most ‘popular’ reasons  that white supremacist used was alleged rape of a white woman by a black man.  The song “strange fruit,” was even based off of this barbaric practice of lynching. Many times, the accusations of rape were apocryphal. Many people do not know , however, that there were black women who were lynched as well. There are horrifying stories of black women being mistreated, beaten, raped and in some cases lynched. The reasons for the lynching could be anything, even something as silly as “being a republican” and “stealing a bible.” One of the most horrific cases I read about was that of Mary Turner, a pregnant black woman who was lynched in 1918.

Here is a cross post that details the lynching of black women.

Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching Victims 1886-1957: More on Black Women Who Were Lynched The following information is from a dissertation entitled “STRANGER FRUIT”: THE LYNCHING OF BLACK WOMEN THE CASES OF ROSA RICHARDSON AND MARIE SCOTT”by MARIA DELONGORIA. It is extracted from Appendix A: Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching Victims 1886-1957. This list indicates approximately one hundred and fifty four women who were ly … Read More

via Henrietta Vinton Davis’s Weblog

Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching Victims 1886-1957: More on Black Women Who Were Lynched (via Henrietta Vinton Davis’s Weblog)

4 thoughts on “Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching Victims 1886-1957: More on Black Women Who Were Lynched (via Henrietta Vinton Davis’s Weblog)

  1. thank you for this blog entry. truly horrific the number of black women that were terrorized in this country, and all over the world. It’s heartbreaking to read, but we are truly, a strong, resilient people.

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  2. Milly says:

    It can be frustrating how the atrocities against Black women are downplayed. Black women were subjected to rape and lynchings. It really isn’t easy to be a double minority, and sometimes it feel like people don’t want to acknowledge that.

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  3. Jonquil says:

    As quiet as it’s kept, during slavery there were also black males who were raped by massa. The rape of black women is frequently brought up, and not in sympathy either, since it’s mentioned mostly by black males attempting to manipulate & control black women. However, the subject of their male ancestors being reamed by massa is never, ever broached.

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