28 Lynching vs Hanging

28 Lynching vs Hanging
Crime Behind the Pine Curtain

 
 
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A volunteer tour guide stands before the reconstructed gallows inside the Gonzales Jail Museum. The death penalty was administered by hanging until 1923, but in Texas that’s a small percentage of the people who actually died at the end of a rope.28

Join Valerie and Tim as they discuss the history of judicial hangings and lynching in East Texas — including the horrific (and unprosecuted) Cabiness Family Lynching on July 1, 1918 in Dodge, Walker County, Texas.

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