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New Essay on the 1891 Clifton Forge triple lynching

A new essay, ‘“Virginia’s Shame”: The 1891 Lynching of Three Black Miners in Clifton Forge, by JMU Professor Dolores Flamiano, is now available on the website. In this essay, professor Flamiano examines the role of lynching photographs in reinforcing lynching narratives in white newspapers, as well as in contrasting them in black newspapers.