Lynchings Archives

Biden signs into law bill making lynching a federal hate crime

April 7, 2022

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, that makes lynching a federal hate crime, acknowledging how racial violence has left a lasting scar on the nation and asserting that these crimes are not a relic of a bygone era. At a White House Rose Garden signing ceremony, the President… [Read More]

Milwaukee lynching victim George Marshall Clark receives headstone after 160 years

September 16, 2021

Nearly two centuries after he was brutally lynched, the City of Milwaukee is remembering the life of George Marshall Clark with a monument to ensure his story is not forgotten. “I think this is needed. And it’s about time,” said artist Tyrone Randale, Jr. Clark was only 22 years old when his life was cut… [Read More]