Independent Lens

Phil Fonville

The Equal Justice Initiative documents nearly 5,000 lynchings in America between 1877 and 1950, though the number is likely higher. The vast majority of those lynched were African American men. Many were hanged, shot and mutilated in public events advertised on the radio and in newspapers.

The documentary Always In Season looks at this history of racism and lynching in the U.S. and connects it to the racial climate and justice today.