The Lovettsville Historical Society & Museum on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. will host a talk by journalist Jim Hall at St. James United Church of Christ on the historical phenomenon of lynching in the south.

Hall’s talk will focus on the origins of lynching and incidents in Northern Virginia during the post-Civil War era. He will also discuss the case of lynching that killed Shedrick Thompson in 1932 after the black farm laborer allegedly attacked a prominent white Fauquier family.

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