RACES: Black List

The all-time high record for lynchings in the U. S. was set in 1892 with 100 white victims, 155 black. Last year ten persons, seven of them Negroes, were mobbed to death, an all-time low record. So showed the figures of Dr. Robert Russa Moton,* Negro principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, which annually compiles lynching's Black List.

The descending graph of lynchings indicates their disappearance in 20 years. Lynchings for 1929 were one less than for 1928, six less than for 1927, nine less than for 1926. Score by States: Florida,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!