When I see stuff like this I can’t help but to think about whose relatives were this evil and how much did their families benefit of the backs of Black people. There was never any justice for this man, because he wasn’t seen as a man…This is why reparations is needed in many ways. The scars inflicted on his body and hundreds of thousands like him are still gaping wounds within our community. This country has never truly answered for this, which makes it complicit to this day.
This is a photograph from a book called ‘Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography ins America” (pub. 2004). The photo is called ‘The lynching of Frank Embree, July 22, 1899, Fayette, MO”
By all reckoning, that makes this barely 113 years old.
There are two other matching photos to the set. The one below, and the one of him hanging, which is too upsetting to post. You can see it (along with others from much later time periods here: http://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/omalley/race/four.html)