Equal Justice Initiative's report

Equal Justice Initiative's report, "Lynching in America," documents the era of racial terror and its many consequences for our world today.

The Republican is facing a runoff later this month against Democrat Mike Espy, who is black.

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Democratic opponent Mike Espy slams ‘public hanging’ remark as ‘reprehensible’

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., insisted Sunday that she was complimenting a supporter when she said, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,”

Mississippi senator, whose runoff opponent is black, jokes about 'public hanging'

A video of Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith joking about attending a public hanging went viral Sunday; her runoff opponent is African-American.

The Republican senator called it an "exaggerated expression of regard."

NAACP Calls Mississippi Candidate Hyde-Smith's Hanging Comments "Sick" | | BlackPressUSA

NNPA NEWSWIRE — "Hyde-Smith's decision to joke about 'hanging,' in a state known for its violent and terroristic history toward African Americans is sick. To

Amid Senate split, Dems gain in House, as vote count rolls on | Jamie Dupree - AJC

It was not a quiet weekend for elections officials around the country, as vote counting gave Democrats the edge in a Senate race in Arizona, while Republicans kept their leads in key races as a recount began for Senate and Governor in Florida.

Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith makes joke about "public hanging"

Republican Hyde-Smith faces a run-off in the Mississippi Senate race against Democratic candidate Mike Espy, who is black

Critics rebuke Mississippi senator’s ‘public hanging’ remark | Charlotte Observer Critics rebuke Mississippi senator’s ‘public hanging’ remark

A white U.S. senator in Mississippi has praised someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row".

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Mississippi Sen. Hyde Smith dismisses criticism of 'public hanging' remark as 'ridiculous'

Sen. Cindy Hyde Smith, R-Miss., said the backlash to a supposed joke about attending a "public hanging" in the front row is "ridiculous."

Hyde-Smith’s ‘Public Hanging’ Quip Bombs in State with Most Lynchings

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith lit up social media Sunday morning after a video clip in which she jokingly says she would be “on the front row” at “a public hanging.”