Will Brown's Lynching In 1919

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The riot outbreak of Will Brown’s lynching in 1919 brought negative affects towards the people and further lynchings. Lynching is a mob of people who with an alleged offense or without a legal trial purposely kill someone because of their actions. Lynching in the United States rose after the American Civil War in the 1800’s. Lynching didn’t start becoming something until around 1882. The whites lynched to protect the white women. In the United States, 4,743 lynchings happened with 3,446 of them being black and 1,297 of them being white. Most lynchings took place in the South, African Americans and whites were lynched for being accused of murder, financial gain, assault and when anyone else acted out the wrong way. In 1919, the worst incident was said to happen in Omaha history. The Red Summer occurred. Before Brown’s lynching, 21 attacks on women in the city occurred and 16 of the men were black. Will Brown was taken into custody for robbing and assaulting a women but being nearly lynched by 250 people at Omaha Bay on the way in. This riot took place …show more content…

Police and emergency services were burned. Some cities with mixed races became more segregated and restrictive covenants became used. The riot was so tragic that police lost control of the mob and led to the courthouse being set on fire. The Omaha Bee published articles that angered the whites. The media posted information with many alleged attacks from black men on white women. In 1929 a racial riot took place in North Nebraska and the KKK established in 1921 after the Red Summer Riot. Damage to the courthouse was at about one million dollars, Omaha went into martial law which led Army troops watching the streets. I think another reason the lynching of Brown brought negative affects because the people of his own kind had to deal with that and to see his body getting tortured like that makes them think if they’ll ever get treated that

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