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An excerpt from an article published in the New York Times on April 16th, 1906. For educational use only, all copy rights held by the New York Times. Accessed online on June 23rd 2013.

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Lynching postcards were popular in the Jim Crow South, and while this is not a photo of a lynching, it still demonstrates the perverse fascination with public murder held by a large number of White Ozarkians.

The handwritten text beneath the card…

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In 1901, Missouri born author Mark Twain wrote an essay titled "The United States of Lyncherdom" in response to the Pierce City lynchings. He had intended the essay for publication, but decided it was too politically sensitive. The essay was finally…

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A drawing by Ralph Downing, published on April 16th 1903th in the Joplin Globe. The drawing shows the lynching of Thomas Gilyard.

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An article from the Chicago Daily Tribune, featuring a letter written to the paper by a Black Joplin Native.

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Color portrait in chalk or pastel of African American woman, from chest up. The woman is wearing a high necked dress that dates this portrait to the 1900s.

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Charcoal portrait of male child. He is wearing a suit with a black bow tie.

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Charcoal portrait of African American woman. She is wearing a dark colored dress with a high ruffled neck. This portrait from around the 1900s.
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