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Lynching sites in Tennessee proposed for study as possible additions to NP system


In the spring of 1917 a crowd of 3,000 people gathered to watch in Memphis as a lynch mob burned and decapitated Ell Persons, a Black man who was awaiting trial after he was beaten into confessing to raping and killing a 16-year-old white girl.

Under a bill introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), the site near the Wolf River and others near the city in Tennessee would be studied as possible additions to the National Park Service.


https://www.eenews.net/articles/lynching-sites-in-tenn-proposed-as-new-national-park-sites/

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