Department or Administrative Unit
Anthropology and Museum Studies
This article considers a set of controversial images, primarily taken between 1880 and 1920, depicting lynchings and racial violence. Emory University has made these images publicly available, prompting some to worry that the collection will re-inflict trauma on those who suffered under racism in the United States. The articles asks, in part: if new initiatives in museums or other public spaces could help Americans to collectively confront their inner demons and move beyond the timeless repetition of trauma.
The article is available from Southern Changes: The Journal of the Southern Regional Council, 1978-2003.
Auslander, Mark J., ""Return to Sender": Confronting Lynching and Our Haunted Landscapes" (2002). All Faculty Scholarship for the College of the Sciences. 52.