1910-30s

Monroe Work

He was an introvert: smart, quiet, and kept meticulous records. In his career, he felt compelled to document every known lynching that was happening in the United States. He made the entire nation hear him.

  • He was young once:

    He turned 18 in August 1884, living in Cairo, Illinois

  • Occupation:

    Sociologist

  • Image Credit:

    Tuskegee University Archives

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photo of Monroe Work photograph of Monroe Work in 1898