PJAS 13 Spring-2

Jerzy Sobieraj
Lynching, Memory and Memorials
Polish Journal for American Studies, vol 13 (Spring 2019), pp. 13-26

 

Abstract: This article touches upon three important topics: lynching, memory, and memorialization-looked at from the perspective of the twenty-first century. As far as lynching is concerned, it focuses on a significant growth of interest in this painful historical, social, and political issue. In the context of lynching it discusses memory and the process of memorialization, sometimes seen as a relatively new trend, and the creation of memorial sites, such as the American lynching memorials in Duluth, Minnesota and Montgomery, Alabama.

Keywords: lynching in America, memory, collective memory, memorialization, lynching memorials

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