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Abe Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Israel McGhie
This April 2018 photo shows the Clayton-Jackson-McGhie Memorial in Duluth, Minnesota. The memorial remembers Abe Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Israel McGhie, who were dragged from the downtown jail by a mob and lynched on June 15, 1920. (Photo: Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Perspectives: Duluth lynching recalls state law and lore here

“The state continues to kill its victims… to appease the mob’s emotions of hate and revenge” Attorney Clarence Darrow, “The Futility of the Death Penalty” (1928)

The 1920 event in Duluth takes on particular prominence in light of the death of George Floyd at the hands (and knee) of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day evening.

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