The Color Line Murders

11 EpisodesProduced by colorlinemurdersWebsite

Historical true crime podcast telling the stories of lynching victims in the American South

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Episode 9 Shubuta Hanging Bridge

January 28th, 2019

22:57

Six documented lynchings were carried out on a bridge in Shubuta, Mississippi. Four in 1918 and two in 1942. Known as the Hanging Bridge, it still stands as a haunting reminder of racial terror

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Episode 8 Elmore Bolling Lowndes County Alabama

January 14th, 2019

18:10

Elmore Bolling was a successful black businessman in Lowndes County, Alabama. He ran an inclusive business in the Jim Crow South and was known for …

Episode 7 Christmas Lynchings

December 10th, 2018

20:21

Black Americans weren’t spared lynching on Christmas Day during the lynching era. Featured are the stories of Rev J.N. McClinton of Prairie Blossom, …

Episode 6 1906 Lyerly Murders and Salisbury Lynching in Rowan County, North Carolina

November 12th, 2018

17:13

In the summer of 1906, five members of a prominent white farming family, were murdered in Salisbury, North Carolina. With no evidence, only an …

Episode 5 Elwood Higginbotham Lafayette County, Mississippi

October 22nd, 2018

21:19

In September of 1935, black sharecropper and union leader, Elwood Higginbotham stood trial for murder in Oxford, Mississippi. The murder of his white neighbor had been a case of self-defense. As a jury deliberated his …

Episode 4: Frazier and Julia Baker - Florence County, South Carolina

October 8th, 2018

22:13

In 1897, Frazier Baker,  became the first African American postmaster of Lake City, South Carolina. The circumstances of his lynching in 1898 shocked …

Episode 3: Rubin Stacy - Broward County, Florida

October 8th, 2018

17:59

In July of 1935 Rubin Stacy was accused of attacking a white woman. A white mob, that included the local sheriff, lynched Stacy. A photo of the …

Episode 2: Mary Turner - Brooks County, Georgia

October 8th, 2018

16:36

In May of 1918, a white farmer was murdered in Brooks County, Georgia. Within a week of his death, 11 African Americans would be lynched, including …

Episode 1: History of Lynching in America

October 8th, 2018

16:00

Before you hear stories of victims of color line murders, it's important to understand the  history of lynching in America and how lynching became an …

Why a podcast about lynching victims?

September 9th, 2018

4:33

The answer to the question I've been asked over and over: "Why are you launching a podcast about lynching victims?"

The Color Line Murders - Coming Soon

August 26th, 2018

1:20

Historical true crime podcast telling the stories of lynching victims in the American South. Coming soon.

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