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Summary: The Crusade Against Lynching

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Although white people suffered horrifically during the Great Depression, blacks suffered much worse; being kicked out of unskilled jobs that even white people had scorned even before the Depression. There was no relief,blacks were excluded and forced to organize in separate parties. Racism was central to the debate over craft vs. industrial unionism. Even in the North, Jim Crow’s company policies persisted.
On December 11, 1934, members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People protested against lynching in Washington, D.C. Most of the victims of lynching were blacks. The justification for lynching was the accusation of rape or sexual assault of a white woman by a black man. However, the lynching of the blacks during the era of slavery was infrequent. “Chapter 5: 'Fearsome Reminders of Their Status': The Crusade Against Lynching. IN CAIRO, ILLINOIS, not long after the Springfield riots of August 1908, the murdered body of a white woman was found, and police in the town arrested and imprisoned a
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They were lynched for crimes they might not have committed. They were bigger targets than ever before. Although white people suffered horrifically during the Great Depression, Blacks suffered much worse. The horrific times for Blacks, such as the lynching of colored people. However, they then took a turn for the better when they fought for colored rights and it began a new nation.The treatment of colored people increased, even from the disgraces they were already being given, during the great depression and the stock market crash. They would take away the jobs of the colored man and gave to the whites, who were portrayed as “better”. They were lynched and were victims of horrible deaths for crimes they possibly did or did not
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