The Lynching

The Lynching

Sinopsis

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history—the Ku Klux Klan.

On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood.

Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death—the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael’s grieving mother, Morris Dees, the legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization.

Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan’s motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today.

The Lynching includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs.

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Capítulos

  • 001 The Lynching
    Duración: 12s
  • 002 Prologue
    Duración: 01min
  • 003 Chapter 01
    Duración: 14min
  • 004 Chapter 02
    Duración: 06min
  • 005 Chapter 03
    Duración: 10min
  • 006 Chapter 04
    Duración: 04min
  • 007 Chapter 05
    Duración: 14min
  • 008 Chapter 06
    Duración: 08min
  • 009 Chapter 07
    Duración: 05min
  • 010 Chapter 08
    Duración: 09min
  • 011 Chapter 09
    Duración: 09min
  • 012 Chapter 10
    Duración: 15min
  • 013 Chapter 11
    Duración: 02min
  • 014 Chapter 12
    Duración: 12min
  • 015 Chapter 13
    Duración: 12min
  • 016 Chapter 14
    Duración: 05min
  • 017 Chapter 15
    Duración: 11min
  • 018 Chapter 16
    Duración: 04min
  • 019 Chapter 17
    Duración: 08min
  • 020 Chapter 18
    Duración: 08min
  • 021 Chapter 19
    Duración: 11min
  • 022 Chapter 20
    Duración: 07min
  • 023 Chapter 21
    Duración: 10min
  • 024 Chapter 22
    Duración: 11min
  • 025 Chapter 23
    Duración: 04min
  • 026 Chapter 24
    Duración: 11min
  • 027 Chapter 25
    Duración: 11min
  • 028 Chapter 26
    Duración: 08min
  • 029 Chapter 27
    Duración: 08min
  • 030 Chapter 28
    Duración: 14min
  • 031 Chapter 29
    Duración: 04min
  • 032 Chapter 30
    Duración: 14min
  • 033 Chapter 31
    Duración: 11min
  • 034 Chapter 32
    Duración: 10min
  • 035 Chapter 33
    Duración: 15min
  • 036 Chapter 34
    Duración: 16min
  • 037 Chapter 35
    Duración: 13min
  • 038 Chapter 36
    Duración: 07min
  • 039 Chapter 37
    Duración: 07min
  • 040 Chapter 38
    Duración: 06min
  • 041 Chapter 39
    Duración: 12min
  • 042 Chapter 40
    Duración: 06min
  • 043 Chapter 41
    Duración: 16min
  • 044 Chapter 42
    Duración: 07min
  • 045 Chapter 43
    Duración: 08min
  • 046 Chapter 44
    Duración: 05min
  • 047 Chapter 45
    Duración: 07min
  • 048 Chapter 46
    Duración: 05min
  • 049 Chapter 47
    Duración: 05min
  • 050 Chapter 48
    Duración: 08min
  • 051 Chapter 49
    Duración: 10min
  • 052 Chapter 50
    Duración: 03min
  • 053 Chapter 51
    Duración: 09min
  • 054 Chapter 52
    Duración: 17min
  • 055 Chapter 53
    Duración: 06min
  • 056 Chapter 54
    Duración: 12min
  • 057 Chapter 55
    Duración: 09min
  • 058 Chapter 56
    Duración: 11min
  • 059 Chapter 57
    Duración: 12min
  • 060 Chapter 58
    Duración: 02min
  • 061 Chapter 59
    Duración: 09min
  • 062 Chapter 60
    Duración: 13min
  • 063 Chapter 61
    Duración: 09min
  • 064 Chapter 62
    Duración: 14min
  • 065 Chapter 63
    Duración: 09min
  • 066 Where Are They Now
    Duración: 03min
  • 067 Credits
    Duración: 32s
  • sample
    Duración: 01min

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