How a memorial could help lead America — and Christians — to repentance from a dark history.
D. L. Mayfield
More than 4,000 African Americans were lynched between 1877 and the rise of the civil rights movement in the early 1950s. Lynching was a brutal public tactic for maintaining white supremacy, frequently used with the tacit blessing of government authorities. It was a part of my heritage I had never been taught, despite my homeschool community's heavy focus on American history and despite brave efforts by activists like Ida B. Wells, perhaps the 19th century's most famous anti-lynching voice, to draw attention to the epidemic. continue reading >>