# Number of lynchings in Mississippi

, , Leave a comment

How many lynchings have there been in Mississippi?

581

Not too many people know what lynching refers to.  Well, lynching was the practice of killing people by extrajudicial mob action that occurred in the United States chiefly from the late 18th century through the 1960s.  It is important to know the fact that from 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States of America.  Needless to say, of these people that were lynched 3,446 were black.  Not too many people know the fact that Mississippi had the highest number of lynchings from 1882-1968 with 581.