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Mary Turner, the Pregnant Black Woman Lynched in 1918 for Condemning Her Husband’s Killers

Mary Turner was an eight-month pregnant African American woman who, in 1918, faced a brutal lynching at the hands of a white mob in Lowndes County, Georgia. Her "crime" was daring to speak out against the lynching of her...
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Denmark Vesey: The Black Leader Executed for Planning a Slave Revolt in U.S. in 1822

Denmark Vesey was a self-educated Black man who was hanged alongside his co-conspirators for planning what is today regarded as the most extensive slave rebellion in U.S. history.