PBS NewsHour

How a Georgia county became a site of racial cleansing

Clip: 01/16/2017 | 9m 40s

In 1912, news of a violent sexual assault enraged the residents of Georgia's Forsyth County and led to a lynching and the execution of two African American teens, as well as a campaign of terror to drive out the entire black community. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino talks with Patrick Phillips, author of “Blood at the Root,” about healing from a history of racial cleansing.

Aired: 01/16/17

Rating: NR

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