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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Albert Royal

Murdered in: Amboy, Georgia

Alex Anderson

Murdered in: Grenada, Mississippi

Alex Coleman

Murdered in: Starkesville, Mississippi

Alex Hill

Murdered in: Floyd, Louisiana

Alex Whitney

Murdered in: Harlem, Georgia

Alexander Bell

Murdered in: Mt Pelia, Tennessee

Alexander Foote

Murdered in: Princeton, West Virginia

Alexander Hawkins

Murdered in: Gretna, Louisiana

Alexander Herman

Murdered in: Courtland, Alabama

Alexander Hill

Murdered in: Brookville, Mississippi

Alexander Johnson

Murdered in: Monticello, Arkansas

Alexander Jones

Murdered in: Bluefield, West Virginia

Alexander Thompson

Murdered in: Gurdon, Arkansas

Alfred Davis

Murdered in: Lonoke County, Arkansas

Alfred Dublin

Murdered in: Olar, South Carolina

Alfred Grizzard

Murdered in: Tiptonville, Mississippi

Alfred Holt

Murdered in: Owensboro, Kentucky

Alfred Shafford

Murdered in: Gilman, Washington

Alfred Shaufilet

Murdered in: Calhoun, Louisiana

Alice Green

Murdered in: Greenville, Alabama