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www.opendemocracy.net: A history of violence: slavery, colonialism and coups d’etat

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On 1 February 1893, an African American man, named Henry Smith is handed over to an angry mob to be lynched.

On 28 August 1955, a fourteen-year-old African American boy who was visiting family in Mississippi from Chicago is lynched.

On 22 May 2020, an African American man, called George Floyd is arrested in Minnesota under suspicion of using a counterfeit bill for buying cigarettes.

After five days of protests, the French army and settlers initiate a killing spree, including the aerial bombardment of entire villages.

Neither a savage nor a clownIn 1965, the African American author James Baldwin gave a speech at the University of Cambridge Union Hall.

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