The Color Line Murders

11 EpisodesProduced by colorlinemurders

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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