The Lynching of George McFadden

The Lynching of George McFadden

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On the night of October 1st in 1893, a mob of over 200 white men near Lake City, South Carolina, lynched a twenty-year-old black man named George McFadden.

Will is joined by Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, an expert on African American history at the University of Nebraska.

She is also a relative of George McFadden.

They discuss how she first learned about the murder, its repercussions in her family, and the trauma of lynching as racial terrorism.

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