NEGROES: Lynched

In 1916 58

In 1917 50

In 1918 67

In the year of grace, 1919 83

In 1920 65

In 1921 64

In 1922 60

In 1923 28

In the year of especial grace,

1924 16

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People furnished these figures. Accompanying them was a paragraph from the report of the House Committee on the Judiciary (68th Congress—i. e., the present):

"Lynchings, according to the reports reaching the public, have been decreasing in the last four or five years. Some would have us believe that this is due...

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