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Al Sharpton says Ahmaud Arbery’s killing was a ‘lynching in the 21st century’

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The Rev. Al Sharpton is asking for a just verdict in the trial of the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery who was shot while jogging in Georgia last year. "What has happened in this case, is a lynching in the...

Leo Terrell reacts to Portland school fearing ‘Evergreens’ mascot tied to lynching: “It devalues true racism”

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TERRELL: This subject bothers me a lot. I've been a civil rights attorney for 30 years. I taught U.S. History for seven years. I've never had a client complain that a tree is racist. I've never had a case that deals ...

Maryland NAACP leader blasts Gov. Larry Hogan’s posthumous pardons of lynching victims as ‘political posturing’

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The head of Maryland's NAACP on Sunday lambasted Gov. Larry Hogan's posthumous pardon of lynching victims as "political posturing," criticizing the Republican governor for issuing a blanket pardon of dozens of the s...

In Israel, Jewish man’s kidney donated to grateful Arab woman after his lynching

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Yigal Yehoshua was lynched. He was 56 years old with a wife and two children. He was one of six brothers in a close-knit family. An Arab mob set upon him as he drove to his home in Lod, one of Israel's mixed cities w...

Unknown vandals shot a historical marker for Jackie Robinson and another for lynching victims in rural Georgia

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There are over 2,300 historical markers in Georgia, a few dozen of which belong to the state's Civil Rights Trail, devoted to events and locations that impacted the Civil Rights movement. Two of those signs were fo...