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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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Autherine Lucy: The Black Woman Whose Admission to the University of Alabama Sparked a Riot in 1956

Autherine Juanita Lucy was an American activist whose admission to the University of Alabama sparked a riot, leading to...