Dhariwal said that more than 100 cases of lynching
have been reported from across the country, out which 86 per cent cases have been reported from Rajasthan alone.
The police official said that the number of arrested accused in the lynching
case had now reached 59.
The authors are heirs of a tradition that looks for statistical patterns in lynching
. Although they spend a lot of time on the contribution of similar scholars, they largely overlook documentation by Ida B.
In February 2015, EJI released Lynching
in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, a ground-breaking report that documents more than 4000 lynchings
of people of African descent (Black people) in the United States between 1877 and 1950.
After establishing the ways in which a young Hughes worked through the terrors of "mob" and "spectacle lynching
" in the 1920s, the second chapter focuses on "legal lynching
." Revisiting the Scottsboro case through historiography and Hughes's lesser-known poems, essays, and personal correspondence, Miller builds a context to reconsider "Christ in Alabama." Miller resituates this poem, which engages with a long tradition of the Black Christ in African-American culture, as part of Hughes's campaign against lynching
The disproportionate incarceration of black men through the criminal justice system and their execution through the death penalty raises the question about whether we continue to practice "legal lynching
" yet today (163).
The second section of Mitchell's book, "Developing a Genre, Asserting Black Citizenship," not only provides compelling analyses of Grimke's Rachel, Dunbar-Nelson's Mine Eyes Have Seen, and Mary Burrill's Aftermath but also powerfully adumbrates the conventions of lynching
These public efforts to remember lynching
have been paralleled in the academic community.
Within a scant two years, numerous books regarding lynching
and all it entails have been published and provide more information than any rational black person probably wants to know.
STAR is a regional network of individuals and organizations focused on examining the history of lynching
in the South and working toward reconciliation in communities where lynchings
The three chapters dealing mainly with the antebellum period form part one, underlined by the molding of the mob violence as a lynching