A Memorial to the Victims of Lynching

Each of these victims was once a living human being with feelings, hopes and dreams - but the drama of their deaths has overshadowed their lives.

We must remember that...

Each had talents and pleasures: singing, dancing, telling stories, playing cards or sports, creating beautiful and useful things.

Each worked for a living or struggled with unemployment.

Each was part of a family and community: a father or mother, husband or wife, son or daughter, friend or neighbor – loved ones who retrieved the mutilated body and grieved over it.

To pay your respects to a victim, click on the state where he or she died. The state link will take you to a list of names. You can also use the Search box above to find an individual.

Unfortunately, we know little to nothing about these individuals.

Help us to honor their lives by sharing whatever you know about their time on this earth. Include family stories or photos if you can. Please forward them to us here.

To search for information about someone in your family who was lynched, check out these genealogy websites: http://ancestry.com and http://ccharity.com/.

Source of most names, places, and dates of death: Ralph Ginzburg, 100 Years of Lynchings, Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1988, 253-270.

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2 Unknown Negro Women

Murdered in: Stamps, Arkansas

2 Unknown Negroes

Murdered in: Reader, Arkansas

2 Unknown Negroes

Murdered in: Hampton, Arkansas

A.M. Neely

Murdered in: Rison, Arkansas

Aaron Hinton

Murdered in: St. Charles, Arkansas

Aaron Jimerson

Murdered in: Ashdown, Arkansas

Abe Bailey

Murdered in: St. Charles, Arkansas

Albert Alkens

Murdered in: Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Albert England

Murdered in: Wynne, Arkansas

Alexander Johnson

Murdered in: Monticello, Arkansas

Alexander Thompson

Murdered in: Gurdon, Arkansas

Alfred Davis

Murdered in: Lonoke County, Arkansas

Allen Carter

Murdered in: Synne, Arkansas

Allen Mitchell

Murdered in: Earle, Arkansas

Andrew Avery

Murdered in: Garland City, Arkansas

Anthony Davis

Murdered in: Texarkana, Arkansas

Armstead Johnson

Murdered in: Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Arthur Dean

Murdered in: August a, Arkansas

Ben Patterson

Murdered in: Hackette, Arkansas

Benjamin Jones

Murdered in: Little River County, Arkansas