by Bob Avakian

April 4, 2022

These four words are: POSTCARDS OF THE LYNCHINGS.

If you don’t know, find out.

Don’t look away, or make excuses.

Answer these basic questions:

When was this country ever a “great democracy” and “shining light of freedom”?

During the long period of slavery?

During the 100 years after that of lynching—and postcards of the lynchings?

Or now?—since the1960s more Black people killed by police than all those lynched in the 100 years before.

When will you face the truth?

A colorized postcard of the lynching of Virgil Jones, Robert Jones, Thomas Jones, and Joseph Riley on July 31, 1908, in Russellville, Kentucky. Credit: Public domain (Wikipedia)