We found 27 resources with the concept lynching
How One Journalist Risked Her Life to Hold Murderers Accountable
5 mins 6th - 12th
New ReviewA short video on Ida B. Wells introduces viewers to the work of this fearless investigative journalist whose articles about lynchings focused the country's attention on countless murders of African Americans.
The Murder of Emmett Till
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewFourteen-year-old Emmett Till was visiting family in Mississippi when he was killed by two white men. An excerpt from the PBS documentary The Murder Of Emmett Till discusses the hate crime and subsequent acquittal of the killers—and how...
Growing Up in a Segregated Society, 1880s–1930s
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What did segregation look like in the beginning of the 20th century? Middle and high schoolers view images of segregated areas, read passages by Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, and come to conclusions about how the influence of...
Emmett Till: Connecting the History of Lynching to The Murder
8th - 12th
Though the murder of Emmett Till shocked 1950's America into turning attention to the racial crimes of the South, it was far from the first time racism had erupted into violence. High schoolers examine the killing in context with the...
"Jazz is About Freedom": Billie Holiday's Anti-lynching Song Strange Fruit
9th - 12th
Working in small teams, learners analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of...