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View Resource Cincinnati's Racial Lawsuit

Cincinnati, Ohio gained national attention in April 2001 when Police Officer Stephen Roach shot unarmed 19-year old Timothy Thomas in an alley after Thomas fled while Roach was trying to arrest him on 14 misdemeanor warrants. At that time, Thomas was the 15th African American killed by Cincinnati police since 1995. The shooting ignited protests and four days of riots. Three weeks prior to the...
View Resource Two Towns of Jasper

The subject of race and race-relations in the United States is one that is at times avoided by many persons, but the documentary Two Towns of Jasper and its well-conceived Web site developed by PBS foster meaningful dialogue about these issues. The documentary deals with the murder of James Byrd (a black man), who was dragged to his death behind a truck driven by three white men in Jasper, Texas....
View Resource Lynching in America: NPR's Morning Edition 04/04/2000

For over 25 years, collector James Allen accumulated a disturbing but important visual legacy of racial violence in America: photos and postcards taken and sold as souvenirs at lynchings across the country. These photos were recently published in a book accompanied by a number of essays and then placed on display at the New York Historical Society. In addition, more information on Allen's photo...