Educators and community members discuss history of lynchings in Orange County

Paris Miller, an educator and member of the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition, started the evening by presenting accounts of lynchings.

Lynchings constitute many forms of violence and murder, though the term typically conjures images of a hanging. What distinguishes a lynching, however, is the lynchers’ claims to justification and legitimization, Miller said. 

“It is important to note here, the role of planned activity in establishing mob violence as…

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