"The Agony of Lynching" by Laurence Foy. Block print originally published in the 1920s.

Without Sanctuary Response:

What public purpose did lynching serve for white and African American antebellum and post-antebellum communities? Using the example of whites who produced and consumed lynching postcards, why do you think members of the dominant culture consumed "black bodies in pain" as an exercise in American, spectacular pleasure? What about Without Sanctuary is most disturbing to you? Why? What have you learned about United States History?