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The Woman Who Beat The Klan

 

 Although few lynchings were ever officially reported, this grim episode is recognized as the last officially reported lynching in the country, one of the few, and certainly the last, to go to trial.

 

It is one of the many important sites featured on the Dora Finley African-American Heritage Trail,

Lynching In America

This report by Montgomery’s Equal Justice Initiative and Legacy Museum documents not only the crimes themselves but the endemic fear they instilled in southern communities, a powerful weapon against social change. Even a skim through the website might alter your perspective.