Number of Lynchings in America

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How many lynchings have occurred in America?


The Tuskegee Institute (today known as Tuskegee University) kept records of lynching in America between 1882 to 1968, and the aftermath of these statistics shows that 4,743 people were lynched in the US in that period ‘“ 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites. Mississippi, Georgia and Texas are the states with the highest lynching rates; most of the lynchings occurred between 1882 and 1901.

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