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David Krugler

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Will Brown Lynching

Date: Time: 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Andrews Hall Room: Bailey Library
Additional Info: ANDR
Contact: Patrick Jones, pjones2@unl.edu
Remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Will Brown lynching in Omaha, which took place on September 28, 1919. The murder of Brown, an African American laborer, by a white mob was part of a wave of anti-black violence sweeping the United States after World War I.

Dr. Krugler’s presentation will document how Will Brown was framed for a crime he didn’t commit, describe the failed efforts of authorities to bring his murderers to justice, and explain how African Americans in Omaha took measures to defend themselves against further mob violence.

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This event originated in Ethnic Studies.