A lynching Rampage in South Georgia. Beisy. . Lopez, Seth Mathews, Kyle Whitaker, Taylor Oliver. Lynching was very popular in Georgia.. The local town people had been following the story for almost a week, In May 1918.. ID: 691032
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“Killing them by the Wholesale”A lynching Rampage in South Georgia
Lopez, Seth Mathews, Kyle Whitaker, Taylor OliverSlide2
Lynching was very popular in Georgia.The local town people had been following the story for almost a week, In May 1918.There were so many lynching's between 1880 and 1930 that two sociologies have called this period the ”lynching era.”Slide3
LynchingLiterally thousands of men, women, and children were murdered at the hands of mobs of lynching.
The (NAACP) reported 3,224 lynching's , between 1882 and 1903.
the actual number of lynching's so, they were common.Ten woman were lynched in Georgia between 1880 and 1930 – but this episode stands out as being particularly gruesome. In December 1894, mob lynched 5 men in single incident. Lynching's were carried out on a regular basis, with mobs taking lives in august 1898 and etc…Slide4
Racism A thing that is certain is that a black man or woman in the south was far more likely to become a victim, more than a white man or woman.
was a strong problem in the 1900’s.Slide5
Mary Turner The mobs 8th and 9th victim lynched on Sunday May 19, were killed. These two victims were Mary Turner, and her unborn son.The mob tied Mary’s ankles together and hung her to a tree head down and gasoline was poured all over
her, her clothes slowly burned off.
A member of the mob got a sharp knife and her stomach was cut open, The unborn child fell lifelessly to the ground.
Both Mary Turner and her child were
feet under the tree, the graved marked by a whiskey bottle with a cigar.Slide6
NAACPWalter White determined that there were 549 lynching victims in Georgia between 1880 to 1930 and 510 were black.Legislation passed that sheriffs had to break up and protect those involved.Slide7
In 1910 the Census Bureau recorded 23,832 persons in Brooks County. There are more lynching in Brooks County than any other county in Georgia. Brooks CountySlide8
How Hampton Smith diedThe final confirmed victim of the mob violence, Sidney Johnson was the man who actually shot Hampton smith.Hampton Smith was only thirty-one when he died, While the Smiths were eating dinner one night Will Head snuck into the Smiths house and stole a gun and gave it to Sidney Johnson. Later that evening a shot was fired. Smith was
murdered. According to reports , several of Hamptons Smith’s workers met in the turners home on the evening
May 13 , 1918.
Later that evening a shot was fired from outside the Smith home ; the bullet went through a window and hit Hampton Smith . He instantly died.Slide9