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 at memorial@abhmuseum.org.

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 Negroes

Murdered in: Clark County, Georgia

2 Unknown Negroes

Murdered in: Gordon, Georgia

2 Unknown Negroes

Murdered in: Barton County, Georgia

2 Unknown Negroes

Murdered in: Cornelia, Georgia

2 Unknown Negroes

Murdered in: Safford, Georgia

3 Unknown Negroes

Murdered in: Clarksville, Georgia

3 Unknown Negroes

Murdered in: Brooks & Lowndes Counties, Georgia

3 Unknown Negroes

Murdered in: Brooks County, Georgia

5 Unknown Negroes

Murdered in: Lithonia, Georgia

5 Unknown Negroes

Murdered in: Reidsville, Georgia

A.B. Culberson

Murdered in: Evans, Georgia

Albert & Son Rogers

Murdered in: Statesboro, Georgia

Albert Aikens

Murdered in: Lincolnton, Georgia

Albert Baker

Murdered in: Waycross, Georgia

Albert Hamilton

Murdered in: Cordele, Georgia

Albert Reese

Murdered in: Cuthbert, Georgia

Albert Royal

Murdered in: Amboy, Georgia

Alex Whitney

Murdered in: Harlem, Georgia

Allen Brooks

Murdered in: Berryville, Georgia

Allen West

Murdered in: Abbeville, Georgia