Presentation on theme: "Strange Fruit Performed By Billie Holiday, Composed by Lewis Allen Heard by all of America."— Presentation transcript:
Strange Fruit Performed By Billie Holiday, Composed by Lewis Allen Heard by all of America.
Terms of Racism and Bigotry Murder: the crime of unlawfully killing a person esp. with malice aforethought Lynch: to put to death by mob action without legal sanction or due process of law. Terrorism: the systematic use of fear, panic, and horror esp. as a means of coercion.
Statistics of Lynching Based on Reported Articles in Newspapers Between 1882-1951 4,730 people were lynched in the United States: 3,437 Negro and 1,293 white »92 Women: 76 Negro, 16 White
After preaching a sermon condemning Klan-cross - burning near Berkley, Michigan, a Detroit suburb, Reverend Oren Van Loon received this indelible souvenir in 1924. He was branded by hooded attackers with “KKK” at home in the middle of the night. He was considered lucky to have lived.
Common Illegal and Immoral Justifications for Lynching Murder Rape & Attempted Rape Assault (even in self-defense) An Insult to a White Woman Disputing (arguing) with a White Man Attempting to Register to Vote Testifying against a White Man Peeking in a Window Victims were accused, but never received trials for… 22% of reported lynchings were a result of “nameless crimes” = no reason