Frican Americans Confront Lynching: Strategies of Resistance from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Era.

African Americans Confront Lynching: Strategies of Resistance from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Era.

Prof. K.R.V. Heningburg

Historian Christopher Waldrep argues that the word a?lynchinga? is fluidic in its definition and is often used as a political tool fraught with emotional appeal. He also argues that due its rhetorical nature and the fact that white people have oftentimes a?lyncheda? other white people that it may not always refer to racial violence against African Americans.

After reading African Americans Confront Lynching: Strategies of Resistance from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Era, discuss the general notion of a?lynchinga? as discussed by Christopher Waldrep. Discuss the strategies and philosophies employed by African Americans to resist lynching compared with the strategies and philosophies of those seeking its validation. Finally, discuss the impact of a?lynchinga? on African Americans in America. Explain and document your conclusions.

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