The lynching is a composite of numerous lynchings and violence against Negroes in the area in those years and years to follow.
I paled and decided this was the end for me, but instead of a lynching I got a round of applause at the end.
Boko Haram has condemned the lynching, which gained national prominence after a web video surfaced of the gruesome act.
Leaving things to the Spirit can turn a property dispute into a lynching.
Another one of her signature songs, “Strange Fruit,” about lynching, was a direct challenge to the racial order of the day.
For one, I'll rather enjoy seeing a Southern lynching bunch.
The only thing that saved him from lynching was the smallness of the crowd.
lynching was one of the reasons most often given as a cause of the migration.
There ought to be a lynching on every cattle-range once in seven years.
He calls attention to such injustices as miscegenation, lynching, unfairness of the courts, and discrimination in traveling.
1835, from earlier Lynch law (1811), likely named after William Lynch (1742-1820) of Pittsylvania, Virginia, who c.1780 led a vigilance committee to keep order there during the Revolution. Other sources trace the name to Charles Lynch (1736-1796) a Virginia magistrate who fined and imprisoned Tories in his district c.1782, but the connection to him is less likely. Originally any sort of summary justice, especially by flogging; narrowing of focus to "extralegal execution by hanging" is 20c. Lynch mob is attested from 1838. The surname is perhaps from Irish Loingseach "sailor." Cf. earlier Lydford law, from a place in Dartmoor, England, "where was held a Stannaries Court of summary jurisdiction" [Weekley], hence:
Lydford law: is to hang men first, and indite them afterwards. [Thomas Blount, "Glossographia," 1656]Related: Lynched; lynching.