Documenting and Mapping Racial Terror: Lynching in Virginia, 1877-1927
This talk, part of the Special Collections Speaker Series, is by Dr. Gianluca De Fazio, Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at JMU, and Kevin Hegg, Director of Innovation Services, JMU Libraries & Educational Technologies.
This talk will cover an ongoing research project that examines the almost forgotten stories of the 104 known people who were killed in lynchings in Virginia between 1877 and 1927. The project website (http://sites.jmu.edu/valynchings) holds more than 500 historical newspaper articles describing these barbaric acts. Come learn more about the project, its collaborators, the contents of the website, and related events.
The event will be in JMU’s Carrier Library, room 301. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. Free parking is available in JMU's Grace Street Parking Deck (levels 2-7), near Carrier Library. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, April 19, 2018
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Carrier Library