100 Years of Lynching - Ralph Ginzburg
First published in 1962, 100 Years of Lynching, is as relevant today as it was then. It presents the reader with vivid newspaper accounts of a "red record of racial atrocities." It is a simple and straight forward presentation. Lacking narration, the news articles speak for themselves. Through them, we witness a history of racial atrocities that we cannot afford to forget. Ginzburg skillfully selected articles from a wide range of papers, large and small, radical and conservative, white and Black. Through them, he has created a documentary of lynchings. The collection of articles which extend into the 1960s provides a sobering view of American history. Few who read the book will remain unaffected by this view.
Through Ralph Ginzburg's 100 Years of Lynching, we gain insight and understanding of the magnitude of racial violence. The hidden past is illuminated to rekindle the defensive vigilance of this generation. 1962*, 1988. 270 pgs. Paperback.
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*Original publication date.
Ralph Ginzburg does an excellent job of collecting newspaper articles on the history of lynching Black people in these United States. He shows that many of these lynchings took place for dubious reasons and that the guilty parties were never brought to justice. A sad time in our history. Today we have video showing the police assassinating blacks males. Things have not improved at all.