Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America

The lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith (Marion, Indiana)

Many of you are probably familiar with the “Photography and Postcards of Lynching in America” exhibit that came to NYC several years ago. This morning, I came across the Without Sanctuary web site. Please visit and share the link with your friends, family and children.

Searching through America’s past for the last 25 years, collector James Allen uncovered an extraordinary visual legacy: photographs and postcards taken as souvenirs at lynchings throughout America. With essays by Hilton Als, Leon Litwack, Congressman John Lewis and James Allen, these photographs have been published as a book “Without Sanctuary” by Twin Palms Publishers … Please be aware before entering the site that much of the material is very disturbing. [Without Sanctuary]

We should never forget the atrocities committed against blacks in America. Once we confront and come to terms with our past, we can then confront and end the atrocities occurring in Africa today.

Visit Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America.



About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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5 Responses to Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America

  1. lilly29 says:

    Wow. What a project. It makes lynching more real. Emmett Till wasn’t the only one.


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