THE OMAHA COURTHOUSE LYNCHING OF 1919

The infamous Omaha Courthouse Lynching of 1919 was part of the wave of racial and labor violence that swept the United States during the “Red Summer” of 1919. It was witnessed by an estimated 20,000 people, making it one of the largest individual spectacles of racial violence in the nation’s history. The Great Migration brought tens of thousands of African Americans to northern industrial cities—including Omaha, Nebraska, which saw … Continue reading THE OMAHA COURTHOUSE LYNCHING OF 1919