The grim photo collection of Collection of James Allen and John Littlefield, Without Santuary
is something I wrote about in May 2004
. The site is a history of lynchings in America; most of the victims [though not all] were African-American men, but women, children and the occasional Caucasian straggler got murdered in this fashion.
Some may think that bringing this subject up as we go into the winter holiday season is unseemly. Personally, given that the Christ was brutally curcified on a cross well before his teachings were universal, provides a sobering counterpoint to spiked punches and punchy relatives. And, actually, since in other parts of the world hanging is still an acceptable form of execution
[even the event is not American, but global history] the connect seemed timely. Mike Powers wrote a similar post
Bsides, Without Santuary
changed its URL location, so I'm keeping my readers current.