To maintain a segregated society in the South, many white residents sought to make fear and intimidation a part of everyday life for African Americans. Their tactics included physical violence, economic threats, and psychological intimidation, as well as sexual exploitation. The goal was to leave African Americans unsure of when, or even why, they might become victims—wrong gesture, look, or response could end fatally.
Confederate veterans organized the first Ku Klux Klan (KKK) group in Tennessee in 1865. The Klan spread quickly, intent on intimidating freedmen across the South. After Reconstruction ended and federal troops left the South, white southerners increasingly used lynching to terrorize African Americans. Many lynchings were spearheaded by the Ku Klux Klan, but thousands of everyday citizens were willing participants who cheered, smiled, and posed for photographs and postcards. #APeoplesJourney
@acnestudios fall 2017 “modern family” inspired collection casts Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony, a same-sex couple from Atlanta, with their four kids
Desmiray, Maliyah, Kordale Jr and Kaleb Jr.
Shot by @inezandvinoodh for the #AcneStudios Fall/Winter 2017 campaign. #fatherhood