Racial Terror: 2,000 Black Americans Were Lynched in Reconstruction Era, Report Says | Portside

When George King, a black man in South Carolina, was freed from slavery by the 13th amendment to the US constitution in 1865, his former slave owner came to him to clarify how things were going to work from now on. “The Master, he says we are all free,” King later recalled. “But it don’t mean we is white. And it don’t mean we is equal.” 

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