Believed to be John Brondon


Explore Our Galleries

A man stands in front of the Djingareyber mosque on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. 
Mali's fabled city of Timbuktu on February 4 celebrated the recovery of its historic mausoleums, destroyed during an Islamist takeover of northern Mali in 2012 and rebuilt thanks to UN cultural agency UNESCO.
African Peoples Before Captivity
Shackles from Slave Ship Henrietta Marie
Kidnapped: The Middle Passage
Enslaved family picking cotton
Nearly Three Centuries Of Enslavement
Image of the first black members of Congress
Reconstruction: A Brief Glimpse of Freedom
The Lynching of Laura Nelson_May_1911 200x200
One Hundred Years of Jim Crow
Civil Rights protest in Alabama
I Am Somebody! The Struggle for Justice
Black Lives Matter movement
NOW: Free At Last?
#15-Beitler photo best TF reduced size
Memorial to the Victims of Lynching
hands raised black background
The Freedom-Lovers’ Roll Call Wall
Frozen custard in Milwaukee's Bronzeville
Special Exhibits
Dr. James Cameron
Portraiture of Resistance

Breaking News!

Today's news and culture by Black and other reporters in the Black and mainstream media.

Ways to Support ABHM?

Murdered in: South of Jeffersonville | March 23, 1919



Lynching south of Jeffersonvile, GA

Lynching south of Jeffersonvile, GA on March 23, 1919. Likely John Brondon.

Racial terror lynching was much more prevalent than previously reported. Researchers at the Equal Justice Institute have documented several hundred more lynchings than originally disclosed. This is is just one example of a man's life taken with little to no "official" account and no courage to even share his name.

Researching lynchings and their victims' lives is difficult work, especially seeking information over one hundred years after a reported event. In all of the subject states there is an astonishing absence of any effort to acknowledge, discuss, or address lynching.

ABHM is grateful to our numerous contributors. Our audience continually helps ABHM expand the historical record. Unfortunately, we know little about the lives of most of those who have been lynched. ABHM is collecting victims' life stories and working to bring a more full account to this "time of terror."

Comments Are Welcome

Note: We moderate submissions in order to create a space for meaningful dialogue, a space where museum visitors – adults and youth –– can exchange informed, thoughtful, and relevant comments that add value to our exhibits.

Racial slurs, personal attacks, obscenity, profanity, and SHOUTING do not meet the above standard. Such comments are posted in the exhibit Hateful Speech. Commercial promotions, impersonations, and incoherent comments likewise fail to meet our goals, so will not be posted. Submissions longer than 120 words will be shortened.

See our full Comments Policy here.

Leave a Comment