Anti-Lynching Bill

1896

Anti-Lynching Bill

1896-97 Tourgee and Harry C. Smith, an African-American state legislator from Cleveland, introduce an anti-lynching bill in the Ohio General Assembly. The bill becomes known as the Smith Act. Number of lynchings in Ohio begins to drop dramatically after passage of the bill

Other Events

1896 founding of the Afro American League

Ida Wells Speaks On ex-President Harrison (African American Experience in Ohio) http://dbs.ohiohistory.org/africanam/page1.cfm?ItemID=18456


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