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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B S Morris

Murdered in: Wagoner County, Oklahoma

Benjmin Dickerson

Murdered in: Muldrow, Oklahoma

Bud Walker

Murdered in: Mannford, Oklahoma

Carl Dudley

Murdered in: Idabel, Oklahoma


Murdered in: Eufaula, Oklahoma

Crockett Williams

Murdered in: Edmond, Oklahoma

Dennis Simmons

Murdered in: Locality Unknown (Oklahoma)

Dr E B Ward

Murdered in: Noble, Oklahoma

Edward Berry

Murdered in: Purcell, Oklahoma

Edward Suddeth

Murdered in: Colbert, Oklahoma

Father Bailey

Murdered in: Okemah, Oklahoma

George Washington

Murdered in: Shawnee, Oklahoma

Henry Argo

Murdered in: Anadarko, Oklahoma

Henry Conly

Murdered in: Guthrie, Oklahoma

Henry Ralston

Murdered in: Paul's Valley, Oklahoma

In Ki Wish

Murdered in: Woodward, Oklahoma

James Garden

Murdered in: Mannford Creek, Oklahoma

James Williams

Murdered in: Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma

John Cudjo

Murdered in: Watonga, Oklahoma

John Forman

Murdered in: Norman, Oklahoma