Why cellphone videos of black people’s deaths should be considered sacred, like lynching photographs

Why cellphone videos of black people’s deaths should be considered sacred, like lynching photographs

Every major era of domestic terror against African Americans – slavery, lynching and police brutality – has an accompanying iconic photograph.

The most familiar image of slavery is the 1863 picture of “Whipped Peter,” whose back bears an intricate cross-section of scars.

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