Crowd Surrounding Burning Body of a Lynched African American

Photo of a huge crowd surrounds the the burning body of an African American man tied to a tree trunk, with black smoke rising from his body. (Photo by Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

Tortured and Burned to Death. The dark cloud billowing beneath the tree at the center of this image is coming from the mutilated corpse of a Black lynching victim. The archive from which it came provided no further information about the event. (Library of Congress/Getty Images)

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