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Sep092012

The Largest Mass Lynching in U.S. History 

New Orleans, March 14, 1891. The acquittal of 18 Italian-Americans falsely accused of murder led to 11 of them being beaten, shot and hung in the largest mass lynching in American history. On October 14, 1890, just before midnight, police chief David Hennessy was gunned down by three men on the streets of New Orleans. He died 34 hours later. Although nobody saw who shot him, the day after the murder journalists wrote "It is supposed that it is the work of Italians", followed by a more direct “Killed by Dagos”. (more

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