Mistrust of Justice Led to Lynching For Stealing

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent The end of the Civil War did not bring peace to Louisiana. Local and state governments, which had been controlled by white Democrats for decades, were held during Reconstruction mostly by the Radical faction of the Republican Party. To bolster local Republican loyalists, new parishes were created to provide them … Continue reading Mistrust of Justice Led to Lynching For Stealing