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Lynching of South Carolina African Americans During Reconstruction ≈ Restoration

South Carolina SC African Americans SC Reconstruction South Carolina Lynchings

Statistics on Lynchings in the US and South Carolina

The following information was compiled by Michael Trinkley of the Chicora Foundation.

  • Between 1882 and 1968, there were 4,743 lynchings in the United States.

  • Of those lynched, 3,446 – or 72.6% – were black.

  • The whites in this total were often lynched for helping blacks or being anti-lynching.

  • Most of these lynchings – fully 79% – took place in the South with South Carolina ranking tenth nationwide.

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