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PUTTING LYNCHING ON THE MAP

A new movement is memorializing forgotten sites of racist violence.

This 1931 map by the Tuskegee Institute recorded the locations of lynchings in the early 20th century.

Maura Ewing

On a Sunday afternoon in May, more than 100 people gathered on a grassy knoll sandwiched between a swamp and a construction company lot on the eastern outskirts of Memphis, Tennessee. Two high school juniors, Khamilla Johnson

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