Ida B. Wells

COUNTERPOINT
11:25 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Amy Wood On Lynching, Anti-Lynching, And Honoring A Legacy

Credit UNC Press

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with author and professor Amy Wood about her book, Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940.  In her book, "Wood examines how lynching, as a spectacle, borrowed much from the practice of public executions that still occurred in the early 1900s. Lynching was also shaped by the traditions of evangelical Christianity.

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