How Did Black and White Southern Women
Campaign to End Lynching, 1890-1942?


      African-American women took the lead in the 1890s in vocally opposing lynching in the South. The growth of an interracial movement after 1920 contributed to the organization of white women in the Association of Southern Women to Prevent Lynching. Under the leadership of Jessie Daniel Ames, the Association undermined traditional justifications for lynching and mobilized middle- and upper-class white Southerners to oppose the practice.


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