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I have collected a considerable amount of lynching pictures.
Some people still believe that lynching used to occur at night, and that only KKK members were the executioners...
The truth is that black people were lynched in daylight in front of women and children,
the murderers were "ordinary" people, Lawyers, judges, cops...

To view the pictures, [color=red]Click here[/color]
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Originally posted by Shaka:
I have collected a considerable amount of lynching pictures.
Some people still believe that lynching used to occur at night, and that only KKK members were the executioners...
The truth is that black people were lynched in daylight in front of women and children,
the murderers were "ordinary" people, Lawyers, judges, cops...

To view the pictures, [color=red]Click here[/color]

As disturbing as these images are, I want to thank you for posting the link to your collection. I have used similar images in classes that I have taught in the past. In many respects, a picture can be worth a thousand words. Particularly unsettling for my students are those pictures where there are whole white families dressed up in what looks like there Sunday best, posing for pictures.
My bothers and sisters are so blind...
I have posted this messages on a fair bit of french forums (music, black communities...) and in some of them the subject has been locked!
When it'a about others misery, those bounty people cry all their guts out.
But when it's about the black holocaust "why not move on" "this is the past"...
Strange fruit...

All I could think of when I viewed the pics was what might have been if those people had lived?

What I found to be interesting was that in many of the pics the genitalia had been covered even though they were stripped nude, as though that would have more gruesome.

And they call us animals...

Shaka thank you for posting the link. I wonder, since my french is not very good, if there is a english version of some of the captions somewhere?

Also, would you mind if I downloaded the pics to my computer?
I somewhat like EbonyRose here.

Thanks, but...no thanks. Been there seen that.

I saw 'Rosewood' once.

I saw 'Roots' once.

I say 'Glory' once.

I bought them all, and they sit on the shelf. I never viewed them.

But...I need to have them in my home.

I know they are there. Knowing that helps keep me focused on the need to proactive in making sure the cannot happen again.

Knowing they are there helps keep me strong in my self-determination of my ancestral nationality.

PEACE

Jim Chester
I think I'm on the same page as JWC; until this day, I have not been able to watch more than a few minutes of "Roots" again and when I initially aired, I could not even bring myself to watch it all the way to the end---I found it too painful to even continue watching; I gathered the ending through recounts of others who have watched it all the way to the end.
So, I too, now know that I have to prep myself to view something like this.
To all those who say that they cannot see the pictures, i am not going to blast you...
But don't you guys ever think one second that it is something of the past that will never happen again.
Right now UN soldiers are raping underaged girls, torturing and killing innocents...

Not as long as last year, a massacre occured in Ivory Coast:


On of the most quiet slaughter in recent times.
On the 9th of November the French army shot at an unarmed crowd protesting peacefully in front of the invaders.
To download the video, right-click [URL=http://www.afrostyly.com/Cote%20d'Ivoire.mpeg]here[/URL]and select "save target as"...
It is very shocking, but it's reality, our reality.
We cannot remain silent, we cannot remain ignorant! People need to know the truth...
Unfortuanately, most of the posters on AA.org already know the truth--I personally have know/seen/heard so much of the truth, that I am merely saying that I need to gain my mental composure to view more horror facing people of African descent. When I am ready, I will view these pictures as well, as I sit in a world that does not care about what happens to Black people anywhere on this planet (something even most of the Black people on this planet do not know or believe) - and rack my brain as to what can ONE person like myself do to change any of it - and that's another thing that makes it hard for me. Pure frustration.
quote:
Originally posted by Shaka:
I have collected a considerable amount of lynching pictures.
Some people still believe that lynching used to occur at night, and that only KKK members were the executioners...
The truth is that black people were lynched in daylight in front of women and children,
the murderers were "ordinary" people, Lawyers, judges, cops...

To view the pictures, [color=red]Click here[/color]


Thanks for the picture links. I've been discussing lynchings with Africans born on the continent... It is helpful to have the visual aid.

Here is a documentary on lynching...
http://www.americanlynching.com/main.html

I also found this site good for photo documentation...

AFRICAN AMERICAN HOLOCAUST
http://www.maafa.org/

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