Book Discussion on At the Hands of Persons Unknown

Mr. Dray talked about his book At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America, published by Random House. The… read more

Mr. Dray talked about his book At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America, published by Random House. The book chronicles what the author refers to as the systematic lynching of African-Americans from the period of 1882 to 1952. Mr. Dray argues that these lynchings occurred as a way for the white population to maintain power over the black population. The author refers to this as a systemized reign of terror, and goes on to show that the victims were often innocent. After the presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience. close

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175096-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 23, 2003
Last Aired:
Jun 26, 2006

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  • Feb 23, 2003 | 9:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
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