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Lynching attacks on African Americans, especially in the South, increased dramatically in the aftermath of Reconstruction, after the Republicans abolished slavery and extended Freedmen the right to vote. The peak of lynchings occurred in 1892, after white Southern Democrats regained control of state legislatures.
At the turn of the 20th century, southern states passed new constitutions or Jim Crow laws which effectively disenfranchised most blacks and established segregation of public facilities by race/ Nearly 3,500 Blacks and 1,300 whites were lynched between 1882 and 1968.
- http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/shipp/lynchingsstate.html Lynchings: By State and Race, 1882–1968. Statistics provided by the Archives at Tuskegee Institute. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.