For many the killing of Michael Brown is a grim throwback to the era of lynching, where white people were rarely held accountable for their actions – Dr Tim Lockley
Dr Tim Lockley is an American Historian. Reacting to the news of developments in the US overnight, he said: "The unrest in Ferguson has to be understood in a historic context of racial tension.
"Black people were enslaved in Missouri until 1865, and for a further century they were denied civil rights (such as the right to vote).
"Throughout that period white violence against black people was commonplace and to many current black residents the killing of Michael Brown is a grim throwback to the era of lynching when white people were rarely held accountable for their actions.”
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Lee Page, Communications Manager
Tel: +44 (0)2476 574 255
Mob: +44 (0)7920 531 221