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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Bill Carrigan, History, interviewed about his lynching research

Date: Friday, September 13, 2013

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History professor Bill Carrigan has been and still continues to study the "difficult subject" of lynching.  Dr. Carrigan is the author of "The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916."  He is also co-author of "Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Persons of Mexican Descent in the United States, 1848-1928" with Clive Webb.   

Dr. Carrigan was asked to speak at the Dallas Holocaust Museum in Texas to mark the opening of "Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited."   He was also interviewed about his lynching research, explaining the details of what he has found.

To learn about to Dr. Carrigan's research and hear his interview, listen to the podcast:http://www.kera.org/podcasts/think/