Greetings and welcome to this weeks HIST 701 blog. This a copy of my script and it is a poor script. This video has mistakes, it is not polished and shows that I still have much to learn in presenting and making videos.
For this week’s exercise I explored the database, America: History and Life. I searched for lynched veterans. The search returned 9 articles. I selected one to discuss.
Fighting for Sergeant Caldwell: The NAACP Campaign against ‘Legal’ Lynching After World War I. Journal of African American History 94 (4): 464–86. By Vincent P. Mikkelsen
One of biggest threats to the Jim Crow Laws, were the many returning black war veterans, coupled – with them wearing the symbolism of power and freedom; an American military uniform.
Some black veterans, still wearing their uniform, were lynched in some manner. Somewhere shot, beaten, or burned alive. 
Sergeant Edgar Caldwell, a trained soldier, who was defending himself, against two white men in Anniston Alabama in December 1918, killing one. He was found guilty by the US Supreme Court and hung on 30 July 1920, for the murder of a streetcar conductor.
Alabama prosecutors treated the confrontation as an illustration of an uncontrollable black passenger who dared to defy the state’s Jim Crow laws and who freely murdered the unarmed white streetcar conductor.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find the video discussion Informative.
For more information on black soldiers check out my papers, Whose Democracy? Racism, Black Soldiers, and the Medal of Honor, and Power of the Hero Image: The Uniform, The Black Soldier, and the Ku Klux Klan. Located on historywithkev.com.
 Walter White and Kenneth Janken. Rope and Faggot: A Biography of Judge Lynch. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002), 112. https://muse-jhu-edu.ezproxy.liberty.edu/book/45487/#info_wrap
Cover Photo from, https://taskandpurpose.com/tragic-ignored-history-black-veterans
Du Bois, W.E.B. “The Crisis.” The Crisis Vol. 19. 5. , March 1920: 233.
Mikkelsen, Vincent P. ““Fighting for Sergeant Caldwell: The Naacp Campaign against ‘Legal’ Lynching After World War I.”.” Journal of African American History 94 (4), 2009: 464–86. r Sergeant Caldwell: The Naacp Campaign against ‘Legal’ Lynching After World War I.” Journal of African American History 94 (4): 464–86. doi:10.1086/JAAHv94n4p464.
National Education Association . Lily’s Blackboard: National Education Association . 12 13, 2016. http://lilysblackboard.org/2016/12/bill-rights-now-ever/ (accessed 09 19, 2019).
White, Walter and Kenneth Janken. Rope and Faggot: A Biography of Judge Lynch. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. https://muse-jhu-edu.ezproxy.liberty.edu/book/45487/#info_wrap, 2002.
Figure 2. Du Bois, W.E.B. “The Crisis.” The Crisis Vol. 19. 5, March 1920: 233.