2020-06-22 13:20:45

Five Black & Brown Men Have Been Recently Found Hanged in Public. Were Some of Them Lynched?

As mass protests against racism and police brutality continue, at least five men — four Black and one Latinx — have been found hanging in public across the U.S. in recent weeks.

Democracy Now! speaks with Jacqueline Olive, director of Always in Season, a documentary that examines the history of lynchings through the story of Lennon Lacy, an African American teenager who was found hanged from a swingset in 2014.

“They deserve a full investigation,” Olive says of the recent hangings, “and given the context of this history … that we look at them more than three days, and then that they are looked at as a whole.”

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