Rare, Shocking, And Bizarre Historical Photos




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Last public execution in the United States, Kentucky, 1936 –  About 20,000 people showed up and created a carnival-like atmosphere to watch Bethea McVeigh’s hanging, a black man convicted of the rape and murder of a white woman. The delight and fervor displayed by the mostly-white audience during the execution will forever haunt the town as one of its darkest days.

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