Erica Jones

Annapolis City Council Apologizes for Lynchings of African-American Men

The Annapolis City Council has passed a resolution apologizing for the lynchings of African-American men in and around the city. 

The resolution passed Monday night also calls for a more complete history of race relations. 

The last lynching in Annapolis occurred in 1906 when Henry "No Toes" Davis was shot and hanged from a tree after he admitted assaulting a white woman, The Capital reports

The city also considered issuing a formal apology for the lynchings in 1898, but that proposal did not pass. 

The resolution also cites details from lynchings that occurred in nearby Anne Arundel County.

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