Terror Lynchings in America is part of the Equal Justice Initiative's Racial Justice project, which explores racial history and uses innovative teaching tools to deepen our understanding of the legacy of racial injustice.

America's journey from the era of chattel enslavement to the Civil Rights Movement is presented as a time-line of resources on this website from the Library of Congress. The site includes primary source materials, documents, stories, biographies, and Teacher Resources.

Searching through America's past for the last 25 years, collector James Allen uncovered an extraordinary visual legacy: photographs and postcards taken as souvenirs at lynchings throughout America.

WARNING: Graphic Images of corpses


Slavery by Another Name challenges the belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. The documentary recounts how following the Civil War, new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South.

 Booker T. Washington was born a slave. After the Civil War, Washington became the first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School. Later as an adviser, author and orator, he became the most influential African American of his era.

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) is widely recognized as a significant figure: for his pursuit of social justice, for his literary imagination, and for his pioneering scholarly research. He is read with profit today in the academic fields of sociology, literature, and history.

The Marcus Garvey page from Biography.com tells the life story of this controversial leader, using material from the Garvey movement-written documents, film and photographs.

Anti-lynching crusader, woman's rights activist, passionate crusader against racism,

journalist and teacher, for more than 40 years, Ida B. Wells was one of the most articulate, fearless and respected women in the United States.

The IN MOTION: GREAT MIGRATION webpage explores multiple dimensions of the Great Migration of African-Americans from the rural South to Northern cities. The Great Migration stands as the largest internal movement of people in the history of the United States.

The Exhibit of American Negroes was a sociological display within the Palace of Social Economy at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris. The goal of the exhibition was to demonstrate progress and commemorate the lives of African Americans at the turn of the century.

This digital exhibition from the Schomburg Center on Black Culture surveys some of the main personalities and events that shaped this Manhattan neighborhood in the early days when it became known as "Capital of the Negro World."