Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill (1922)

Image Ownership: Public Domain The Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill (hereinafter “Dyer Bill”) refers to a 1922 Congressional effort to pass federal legislation to address and otherwise provide federal prosecution of nationwide lynchings, particularly those in the southern states. The Dyer Bill defined lynching as follows: “The … Read MoreDyer Anti-Lynching Bill (1922)

Leonard “Kip” Rhinelander Trial (1925)

Image Ownership: Public Domain The New Rochelle, New York annulment trial of Leonard “Kip” Rhinelander and his wife, Alice Jones Rhinelander, was a much-publicized issue in the 1920s which highlighted white America’s definitions of race, class, and marriage.     Alice Jones was the daughter of … Read MoreLeonard “Kip” Rhinelander Trial (1925)