"A toxic mix of alcohol, foolishness and unadulterated hatred caused these young people to resurrect the nightmarish specter of lynchings and lynch mobs from the Mississippi we long to forget."
On Thursday, a missing Black man was found hanging from a tree in Claiborne County, Miss. An FBI investigation is under way to determine whether it was a homicide or suicide.
A new report by the Equal Justice Initiative says hundreds more Blacks were victims of terror lynching in the South between 1877 and 1950 than previously reported.
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