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Very Strange Fruit

Two unusual 1908 Southern lynchings underscore the sometimes unexplainable proclivities of Jim Crow-era mob violence

By INITIAL APPEARANCES, the lynching of an unidentified Black man in Pine Level, North Carolina was yet another in a long line of infuriating and tragic miscarriages of justice by angry, hooded Jim Crow-era mobs. In this case, the mob…

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Dale M. Brumfield

Dale M. Brumfield

Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 11 books. More at www.dalebrumfield.net.