Lynching was a practice all too common in the United States. Lynching is most often associated with race relations after the end of the civil war and the destruction of slavery. Lynching was a form of terror used to suppress the minority African-American population.
Lynching occurred in all parts of the nation. The effort to outlaw lynching was a political cause of generations. African-Americans, the most common victims of lynch law, led the fight to outlaw the practice. Our links indicate that support for the outlawing of lynching came from more than one source. They also demonstrate that some Americans wrote favorably about the practice of lynching.