Jomo Cheatham | Chicago Reader

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Re: “The Citizens' Picnic: Lynching in America From 1865 to the Present

The Citizens’ Picnic is not intended to be a historical survey of lynching. It is however, intended to act on multiple levels and have the viewer to respond accordingly. One of those responses would be to encourage people, especially young people to learn more about the time period when most lynching occurred in America (1900 – 1950). The exhibit focuses on African Americans lynched after emancipation and the passage of the 14th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution to spotlight how lynching transformed its already questionable status as a tool of so-called justice to a tool of outright oppression.

Posted by Jomo Cheatham on 10/30/2008 at 1:25 AM

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