June 20, 1943 "In Detroit, this very day marks the beginning of a violent, race-fueled riot that lasted for days and left dozens dead and countless others injured. Of the persons killed, 25 were African American and 17 of that group were struck down by police officers." http://newsone.com/2605677/detroit-race-riot-1943/
How Americans attended lynchings like a family event is a sorrowful sight. How the United States people tolerated lynching of African Americans and was accepted as the norm is beyond comprehension. An embarrassing time for Americans in history.
Violence in the United States against African Americans, especially in the South, rose in the aftermath of the Civil War, after slavery had been abolished and recently freed black men were given the right to vote. Nearly 3,500 African Americans (that were reported) were lynched in the United States between 1882 and 1968, mostly from 1882 to 1920. The last reported lynching was in 1968.
Many people wonder why Africans and African Americans can't just "get over this". In school, we learned about the Holocaust. We went to hear people speak about their experience, we wrote papers on the Holocaust. We were shown pictures, we read books on it, watched documentaries of it.