Date(s) - Sunday, Aug 16
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
About this Event
Join us Sunday August 16, for “The Lynching of Black America” an online presentation discussing the history of lynching in this country as well as present day hangings and the public execution of Black people.
Lynchings of Blacks rose in number after the American Civil War during Reconstruction. Most lynchings were of African-American men in the Southern United States, but women were not immune from this heinous act. These crimes occurred throughout the U S, with documented incidents in all but four States.
“Racial terror lynching was a tool used to enforce Jim Crow laws and racial segregation—a tactic for maintaining racial control by victimizing the entire African American community, not merely punishment of an alleged perpetrator for a crime.” – Lynching in America 2nd Edition Summary (EJI)
In this presentation we will review:
- The history and rise of lynchings in America
- The effects and legacy of lynching on the Black community
- How it manifests itself today
Did you know?
The NAACP formed in direct response to racial attacks in Springfield, IL, in 1908 that shocked Northerners and demonstrated that lynching was not only a Southern phenomenon.
This is not a problem of the past, in 2020 there have been at least 4 Black men found dead hanging from trees in public places across the U S. This is something we need to examine and understand.
We MUST be aware of the history, so that we can combat the resurgence of any acts of terror that may threaten our communities.
The presentation will take place online using the ZOOM platform.
Once you’ve purchase your ticket, you will be sent an email with a link to the event.
**On the day of the event you will be emailed a reminder with the time date and private link.
After the presentation is completed, we will host a live Q&A session with the the owners of Melaneyes Media Aundar Ma’at and Born Logic Allah, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and post comments.
**The price of this event? You choose what its worth to you. We are using the honor system for this online screening, so you are able to pay what you would like – $1 or $100 it is totally up to you.
This presentation is produced and moderated by Aundar Ma’at and Born Logic Allah for Melaneyes Media LLC, the producers of feature films “Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City” and “Message to the People: A Story of Malcolm X.”
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