Lynching Documentary Features Rutgers Professor

More than a century separates the work of anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells and the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement.

But Rutgers history professor Mia Bay draws significant parallels between the two campaigns in An Outrage, a new documentary that highlights the oft-hidden history of lynching and its resonance today.

“The myth about lynching is that it was something that occurred when white women were raped by black men. What Wells showed was that in most cases of lynching there wasn’t even any allegation of rape,” said Bay, director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity at Rutgers. “The …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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