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The Making of African American Identity: Volume II, 1865-1917
Topic: FreedomTopic: IdentityTopic: InstitutionsTopic: PoliticsTopic: Forward
Topic: Politics
Toolbox Overview: The Making of African American Identity: Volume II, 1865-1917
Resource Menu: Politics
Text 1. Racial Politics
Text 2. The Race Problem
Text 3. Segregation
Text 4. The Vote
Text 5. Lynching
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Text 6. Goals
Text 7. Action


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5.  Lynching
- Paul Laurence Dunbar, "The Haunted Oak," poem, 1895
- "The Dogwood Tree," postcard, 1908
- Ida B. Wells-Barnett, "Lynch Law in America," The Arena, January 1900
- "Ohio's Anti-Lynching Law," Cleveland Gazette, 8 June 1901

    The Dogwood Tree postcard, 1908
Links
Dunbar:
http://www.dunbarsite.org/gallery/TheHauntedOak.asp

"The Dogwood Tree": PDF file*
nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/politics/text5/dogwoodtree.pdf

Wells:
courses.washington.edu/spcmu/speeches/idabwells.htm

Cleveland Gazette: PDF file*
nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/politics/text5/cleveland.pdf


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Dunbar: University of Dayton

"The Dogwood Tree" and Cleveland Gazette: National Humanities Center

Wells: Dept. of Speech Communication, University of Washington


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