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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Allen Brooks

Murdered in: Berryville, Georgia

Allen Butler

Murdered in: Lawrenceville, Illinois

Allen Carter

Murdered in: Synne, Arkansas

Allen Green

Murdered in: Walhalla, South Carolina

Allen Mitchell

Murdered in: Earle, Arkansas

Allen Myers

Murdered in: Rankin County, Mississippi

Allen Nance

Murdered in: Greenwood, Mississippi

Allen Parker

Murdered in: New Monroesville, Alabama

Allen Pendleton

Murdered in: Abbeville, South Carolina

Allen Seymour

Murdered in: Hampton, South Carolina

Allen Small

Murdered in: Lynchburg, Tennessee

Allen West

Murdered in: Abbeville, Georgia

Allie Thompson

Murdered in: Culpepper County, Virginia

Alma House

Murdered in: Shubuta, Mississippi

Alonzo & Son Green

Murdered in: Wayside, Georgia

Alonzo Fisher

Murdered in: Mansfield, Oregon

Alonzo Williams

Murdered in: Oboopee, Georgia

Alt Rees

Murdered in: Rosetta, Mississippi

Amanda Franks

Murdered in: Jefferson, Alabama


Murdered in: Marshall, Texas