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The public witnessing of the torture and loss of African American lives feels all too commonplace now and historically. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People designed this poster in 1922 to show the number of people that were murdered through lynching. Mob-based lynchings happened outside of the justice system to African Americans who allegedly committed a crime simply because of the color of their skin. This poster was used by many as a tool during the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries to try to put an end to Black people living in fear.

National Museum of African American History and Culture Object Description

An anti-lynching poster distributed by the NAACP. The poster consists of black text on brown paper. The title at the top reads [FOR THE GOOD OF AMERICA" and the text continues with headings in large text including [3436 People Lynched, 1889 to 1922] and [Is Rape the "Cause" of Lynching?]. There are no inscriptions, front or back.

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