The Last Lynching: How a Gruesome Mass Murder Rocked a Small Georgia Town

The Last Lynching: How a Gruesome Mass Murder Rocked a Small Georgia Town

Nothing casts a extra sinister shadow over our nation’s background than the grotesque lynchings that came about among 1882 and 1937, claiming 4,680 sufferers. in the course of incidents of racist violence, lynchers tortured their sufferers ahead of murdering them. such a lot killers have been by no means delivered to justice.

In 1946, the our bodies of 2 males and girls have been chanced on close to Moore’s Ford Bridge in rural Monroe, Georgia. Their killers have been by no means pointed out. And even if the crime reverberated throughout the neighborhood, the corrupt courts, and finally the total international, many information remained unexplored—until now.

In The final Lynching, Anthony S. Pitch unearths the genuine tale in the back of the final mass lynching in the US in unheard of aspect. Drawing on a few 10000 formerly categorized files from the FBI and nationwide records, The final Lynching paints an unflinching photograph of the lives of the sufferers, suspects, and eyewitnesses, and describes the political, judicial, and socioeconomic stipulations that stood within the manner of justice. alongside the way in which, The final Lynching sheds gentle right into a darkish nook of yankee heritage, which not anyone can find the money for to ignore.

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