The Role Of Lynchings In The 19th Century

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From 1889 to 1918 African Americans were burned at the stake or hanged. They would be accused of crimes, for example murder. Lynchings weren 't in secret, they were published in the papers or by word of mouth to the public in advanced. To some it was entertainment, and body parts of the African American were sold to bystanders. Photographers record what happens at the lynchings and sold photos. Newsies were young urban newsboys. These boys would stand on the side of the street yelling headlines of what was going on in the country. They first appeared in the streets in the mid 19th century. Newsies were often poor boys poorly dressed trying to make money to buy food and slept on the street. Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the untied
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