The fourth annual Murray State University Department of History Spring
Lecture Series will begin at the Calloway County Public Library on Sunday, February 3, 2019,
2:00pm with Dr. Brian Clardy’s lecture entitled “Blood at the Root: the History of Lynching in
Dr. Clardy’s presentation will detail the history of the lynchings of African Americans in the
United States from Reconstruction to the mid-1950s. He will discuss the reasons why these
occurred, giving specific examples of lynchings (with graphic photography), and the long term
implications on the Ame..