The Color Line Murders
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Historical true crime podcast telling the stories of lynching victims in the American South
||ExplicitEpisode 9 Shubuta Hanging Bridge||Six documented lynchings were carried out on a bridge in Shubuta, Mississippi. Four in 1918 and two in 1942. Known as the Hanging Bridge, it still stands as a haunting reminder of racial terror||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 Elmore Bolling Lowndes County Alabama||Elmore Bolling was a successful black businessman in Lowndes County, Alabama. He ran an inclusive business in the Jim Crow South and was known for his philanthropy. His success angered a group of white men who murdered Bolling in 1947||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 Christmas Lynchings||Black Americans weren’t spared lynching on Christmas Day during the lynching era. Featured are the stories of Rev J.N. McClinton of Prairie Blossom, Texas; Colvin Nicholson of Scooba, Mississippi and Willie James Howard of Live Oak, Florida||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 1906 Lyerly Murders and Salisbury Lynching in Rowan County, North Carolina||In the summer of 1906, 5 members of the Lyerly family were murdered in Salisbury, North Carolina. With no evidence, only an accusation, 6 black sharecroppers were accused of the murders.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 Elwood Higginbotham Lafayette County, Mississippi||In September of 1935, black sharecropper and union leader, Elwood Higginbotham stood trial for murder in Oxford, Mississippi. The murder of his white neighbor had been a case of self-defense. As a jury deliberated his fate, a white mob stormed the court||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Frazier and Julia Baker - Florence County, South Carolina||In 1897, Frazier Baker, became the first African American postmaster of Lake City, South Carolina. The circumstances of his lynching in 1898 shocked many in the country and galvanized the anti-lynching movement to seek federal intervention||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Rubin Stacy - Broward County, Florida||In July of 1935 Rubin Stacy was accused of attacking a white woman. A white mob, that included the local sheriff, lynched Stacy. A photo of the lynching was so disturbing that the NAACP used it in a campaign to call for anti-lynching legislation.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Mary Turner - Brooks County, Georgia||In May of 1918, a white farmer was murdered in Brooks County, Georgia. Within a week of his death, 11 African Americans would be lynched, including Mary Turner, who called for the arrest of the men who lynched her husband||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: History of Lynching in America||A brief overview of the history of lynching in America and how lynching became an acceptance act of racial terror in the American South.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy a podcast about lynching victims?||The answer to the question I've been asked over and over: "Why are you launching a podcast about lynching victims?"||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Color Line Murders - Coming Soon||Historical true crime podcast telling the stories of lynching victims in the American South. Coming Soon||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I am so incredibly thrilled that I found this while scrolling through a podcast group on FB! I cannot wait for more episodes!!
Sad and important
The stories are sad and tragic and anger inducing, but we need to know where we have come from if we hope to understand those different from us.
So well done!!
As a person of color, I’m wary of history programs that may or may not be thorough in their communication of events, but this podcast is well researched and well presented. I’m also a fan of the podcaster’s voice, having heard her Southern Mysteries podcast. Thank you so much for your wonderful work!!!