Racial Terror Lynching
Racial terror lynchings were not limited to the South, but these twenty states had the most in the nation: over 4,000 between 1877 and 1950.
The great migration
More than six million African Americans fled the South in the first half of the 200th century. Terror lynchings and other racial violence played a key role in this forced migration of black Americans to the North an West. Many fled in fear for their lives.