Living with Lynching: Afrincan American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

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Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 demonstrates that popular lynching plays were mechanisms through which African American communities survived actual and photographic mob violence. Often available in periodicals, lynching plays were read aloud or acted out by black church members, schoolchildren, and families. Koritha Mitchell shows that African Americans performed and read the scripts in community settings to certify to each other that lynch victims were not the ...

Living with Lynching: Afrincan American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 2011, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252036491

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