Lynching and Lynch Mobs By gracie richardson

Lynching was a form of punishment used when the community felt someone was committing a wrong doing. Police usually did nothing to stop them, but merely enforced them. Many needed a way to keep white supremacy upheld and felt this was the best way.
The Jim Crow Laws had many effects on black people in America.
Roughly around 1890, many towns became known as sundown towns. The "White" only towns would not allow any black people inside the city limits after the sun set and used signs posted at the city limits to show black people were not allowed after dark.
The Ku Klux Klan was a mob group formed with a purpose of reinstating white supremacy in the south.
Although lynching is no longer supported, there are still symbols and actions proving that racism is still alive. One example is the Jena Six case from Jena, Louisiana.

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