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Posted inCriminal Justice, Economic Justice, Policing in America, Poverty, Racism

People’s Grocery Lynching, Memphis, Tennessee: 1892

“To Punish the Lynchers: Memphis Negroes Thirsting for Vengeance,” read the March 11, 1892 headline in The New York Times. Two days earlier, People’s Grocery owner Thomas Moss had been lynched alongside two of his workers, Calvin McDowell and Will Stewart, by a white mob that accused Moss of plotting a war against whites. The […]