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haneefistheonlyone:

caressmykeeys:

hersheywrites:

thecolornine:

afriblaq:
Mary Turner 1918 Eight Months Pregnant Mobs lynched Mary Turner on May 17, 1918 in Lowndes County, Georgia because she vowed to have those responsible for killing her husband arrested. Her husband was arrested in connection with the shooting and killing Hampton Smith, a white farmer for whom the couple had worked, and for wounding his wife. Sidney Johnson. a Black man, apparently killed Smith because he was tired of the farmer’s abuse. Unable to find Johnson. the killers lynched eight other Blacks Including Hayes Turner and his wife Mary. The mob hanged Mary by her feet, poured gasoline and oil on her and set fire to her body. One white man sliced her open and Mrs. Turner’s baby tumbled to the ground with a “little cry” and the mob stomped the baby to death and sprayed bullets into Mary Turner. (NAACP: Thirty Years of Lynching in the U.S. 1889-1918 )

There is a display in the Black Wax Museum based off her tragic story. It’s so graphic, it just tears me up and makes me angry all over again.

this is the worst thing I have ever read

This is what they want us to forget. This is what they want us to get over. Meanwhile muslims still can’t get past a normal wand search without issue because of 9/11…….

haneefistheonlyone:

caressmykeeys:

hersheywrites:

thecolornine:

afriblaq:

Mary Turner 1918 Eight Months Pregnant
Mobs lynched Mary Turner on May 17, 1918 in Lowndes County, Georgia because she vowed to have those responsible for killing her husband arrested. Her husband was arrested in connection with the shooting and killing Hampton Smith, a white farmer for whom the couple had worked, and for wounding his wife. Sidney Johnson. a Black man, apparently killed Smith because he was tired of the farmer’s abuse. Unable to find Johnson. the killers lynched eight other Blacks Including Hayes Turner and his wife Mary. The mob hanged Mary by her feet, poured gasoline and oil on her and set fire to her body. One white man sliced her open and Mrs. Turner’s baby tumbled to the ground with a “little cry” and the mob stomped the baby to death and sprayed bullets into Mary Turner. (NAACP: Thirty Years of Lynching in the U.S. 1889-1918 )

There is a display in the Black Wax Museum based off her tragic story. It’s so graphic, it just tears me up and makes me angry all over again.

this is the worst thing I have ever read

This is what they want us to forget. This is what they want us to get over. Meanwhile muslims still can’t get past a normal wand search without issue because of 9/11…….