Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 301

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
DU BOIS, W.E.B., ET AL. The Lynchings of May, 1918 in Brooks and Lowndes Counties, Georgia. An Investigation made and published by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. 8 pages 8vo, original printed wrappers, stapled. New York: Crisis Magazine, September 1918

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The Brooks-Lowndes lynchings (also known as the Lynching Rampage of 1918) were a series of Georgia lynchings in which at least 13, and as many as 18 people were murdered in retaliation for the murder of white planter Hampton Smith and the wounding of his wife. Among the lynched was Mary Turner and her unborn child, whose gruesome murder became a cause célèbre for anti-lynching activists.