ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-lynching (audio)
: serving or intended to prevent or punish lynching
anti-lynching laws

Examples of anti-lynching in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During her journalism career, Wells published her anti-lynching writing in the New York Age, A Red Record, the Chicago Conservator (which her husband founded) and other local journals. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2023 The group opposed anti-lynching legislation, unlike most Black organizations, and received support from Southern white politicians, not least because a narrow definition allowed politicians to declare that the era of lynchings was over. Eric Herschthal, The New Republic, 23 Mar. 2023 Weeks before Mack fled Kissimmee, a federal anti-lynching bill passed the House of Representatives years after it was first introduced in 1918. Cristóbal Reyes, Orlando Sentinel, 9 Mar. 2023 The Georgia Democrat was an outspoken opponent of anti-lynching bills, school desegregation, and the confirmation of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court. Pablo Manríquez, The New Republic, 23 Feb. 2023 In 2018, the first national anti-lynching memorial was placed at the site. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-lynching was in 1885

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“Anti-lynching.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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