Vertis Hayes, The Lynchers

Warning: this video contains graphic scenes of racial violence

Vertis Hayes, The Lynchers, 1930s, oil on canvas, 19-1/2 x 15-1/4 inches (Georgia Museum of Art, Athens); speakers: Dr. Shawnya Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art at the Georgia Museum of Art and Dr. Beth Harris


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Vertis Hayes, The Lynchers on Google Arts & Culture

Learn about Vertis Hayes and his murals in Harlem Hospital

Cite this page as: Dr. Shawnya L. Harris and Dr. Beth Harris, "Vertis Hayes, The Lynchers," in Smarthistory, June 7, 2021, accessed March 1, 2024,