Talk:Scottsboro case

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This is an important article, as it appears to be much the basis of Eric Holders proposed great national debate on race that we are all allegedly cowards to participate in. Rob Smith 22:02, 12 August 2009 (EDT)


Several sources from Googlebooks claim "By 1935 — a year in which blacks were lynched at the rate of about one every three weeks" [1] I don't think that can support the claim "There were few lynchings in the South in the 1930s." I've seen the figure at 72 for the year 1935. Rob Smith 22:50, 12 August 2009 (EDT)

Official data:
Lynch.jpg

RJJensen 23:01, 12 August 2009 (EDT)

This needs closer inspection; what are we to make of the allegations of one every three weeks? Rob Smith
The details (blacks lynched)
1940......5
1939......3
1938......6
1937......8
1936......8
1935.....18
1934.....15
1933.....24
1932......6
1931.....12
1930.....20
1929......7
1928.....10

RJJensen 00:10, 13 August 2009 (EDT)

Thank you. We probably need good sourcing on this. If the claims of "one every three weeks" are not addressed, that opens the door to black lynching holocaust denial; if the claims are simply dismissed as commie agitprop, that opens the door to claims of McCarthyism.
So you see we have problems from the outset. Rob Smith 18:42, 13 August 2009 (EDT)
the data comes from the Historical Statistics of the U.S." and is based on the 1952 Negro year Book p. 278. "every three weeks" = about 17 lynchings a year, which is about right for 1930-35. The number fell in half after that. RJJensen 19:04, 13 August 2009 (EDT)
Excellent. Thank you. Rob Smith 20:02, 13 August 2009 (EDT)
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