Remember the 1927 lynching in Little Rock

Jay Barth discusses the impact of a 1927 lynching on the community of Little Rock, and why it is important that action is now taken to publically memorialise this past.

John Carter was brutally lynched in the spring of 1927, during a period of intense racial tension in the city. For several generations the story of Carter’s death was closely guarded by the town’s white population. Yet memory of the lynching survived in the African Amercian community as the story was passed down through oral history traditions.

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