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In total, EJI documented 3,959 lynchings of African Americans in twelve Southern states starting at the end of Reconstruction, in 1877, through 1950, which the organization estimates is approximately 700 more lynchings in these Southern states than ever reported. Photo courtesy Library of Congress

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