7 Disturbing Historical Postcards Celebrating Lynchings In America

A postcard showing the 1920 Duluth, Minnesota lynchings. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia.

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When you look at these, remember that these were actually in circulation as postcards.

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A postcard showing the 1920 Duluth, Minnesota lynchings. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia.
A postcard showing the 1920 Duluth, Minnesota lynchings, showing three African American circus workers falsely accused of raping a white woman. Lynched without trial.
Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia.

 

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Lynching of Will James in Cairo, Illinois, November 11, 1909. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

 

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Lynching of Laura Nelson and her son in Okemah, Oklahoma, May 25, 1911. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

 

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Unknown male African American, location unknown, sometime around 1900. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.



Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

 

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

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