Two African American Men. Lynched, Hanging From Tree, Marion, Indiana Digital History ID 2766|
Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USZ62-35347
Annotation: President Roosevelt failed to support an anti-lynching bill and a bill to abolish the poll tax. Roosevelt feared that conservative southern Democrats, who had seniority in Congress and controlled many committee chairmanships, would block his bills if he tried to fight them on the race question.
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