The Seventh City
In his lecture, David Krugler will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Will Brown lynching in Omaha, which took place on September 28, 1919. The murder of Brown, an African American laborer, by a white mob was part of a wave of anti-black violence sweeping the United States after World War I. The presentation will document how Will Brown was framed for a crime he didn't commit, describe the failed efforts of authorities to bring his murderers to justice, and explain how African Americans in Omaha took measures to defend themselves against further mob violence.
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