Boyer, Robert; Jones, John; Jones, Virgil; and Riley, Joe

Vanessa Sanchez, writing for the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, states that newspapers in Kentucky with predominantly white readerships blamed the victims of lynchings by using racial stereotypes in their reporting.  See Sanchez’s full reporting on the issue here.    The materials within the collection provide insight into the lynchings of Virgil Jones, John Jones, […]