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Effigies used to intimidate

 
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highhope84



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:20 am    Post subject: Effigies used to intimidate Reply with quote

I'm working on a historical novel, and I was wondering if anyone knows of any images of effigies of black men hung as a means of intimidation. That is, not actual lynching but the hanging of large stuffed dolls to send a threatening message.

Secondly, were lynch victims ever hung inside a burlap sack?

Thank you very much for any help with these questions.
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B-Mor7



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:11 am    Post subject: effigy Reply with quote

i know of one, it was of a black santa claus hung on a noose in a state office.
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highhope84



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, B-Mor7, for your reply. Do you have any more specific details of the incident?

In terms of the plot of the novel I'm working on, my main question would be if such effigies were ever sufficiently life-like that someone--seeing it in the dark, with only a quick glance--might believe it to be an actual person. I was thinking of something similar to a stuffed scarecrow.

Thank you in advance for any further insight you can offer.
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