Civil WrongsEp.1: The Lynching


Episode 1

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Ell Persons’ lynching made national headlines in 1917 and even spurred a 10,000-strong silent march in New York. Yet, his story has rarely been told. Little is known about his life.

We walk you through what was going on in Memphis at the time that set the stage for his lynching, law enforcement’s tolerance of mob violence, and the Black resistance that followed.

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Civil wrongs The lynching episode 1


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