Wednesday, June 4, 2014

History of Lynchings in America- Discussion Questions

Listen to the NPR program "Without Sanctuary : Artifacts of Lynching in America"
Visit the Without Sanctuary Online Museum
New York Times Map- Noose-Related Incidents
Southern Poverty Law Center Interactive Map of Hate Incidents
1. What is backlash?
2. Give some examples of backlash used against southern blacks from the  "Without Sanctuary" movie and NPR story.
3. What does the noose represent in American history?
4. Do you think a noose can be a "hate symbol"? Why or why not?
5. What is a "noose-related" incident? 
6. What are the societal impacts of "noose-related incidents"?

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