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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Anderson Ganse

Murdered in: Henning, Tennessee

Anderson Holliday

Murdered in: Elkhorn, West Virginia

Anderson Moreland

Murdered in: Forsyth, Georgia

Andrew Avery

Murdered in: Garland City, Arkansas

Andrew Chapwan

Murdered in: Locality Unknown (Georgia)

Andrew Clark

Murdered in: Shubuta, Mississippi

Andrew Diggs

Murdered in: Scottsboro, Alabama

Andrew Dudley

Murdered in: Greenfield, Virginia

Andrew Green

Murdered in: Lovett, Georgia

Andrew Harris

Murdered in: Bethany, Louisiana

Andrew Pigge

Murdered in: New Orleans, Louisiana

Andrew Rainey

Murdered in: Bainbridge, Georgia

Andrew Roberts

Murdered in: Waycross, Georgia

Andrew Thompson

Murdered in: Scranton, Mississippi

Andrew Trice

Murdered in: Olive Branch, Mississippi

Andrew Williams

Murdered in: Huston, Mississippi

Andy Beard

Murdered in: Kennedy, Alabama

Andy Blount

Murdered in: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Andy Caldwell

Murdered in: Ridgewater, South Carolina

Andy Clark

Murdered in: Leeper, Missouri