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Photo of a Lynching Embedded in a Chain Restaurant’s Table

By Staff


joes crab shack( – Joe’s Crab Shack, a Houston-based restaurant chain, embedded a photo in one of its dinner tables, showing two black men being lynched on April 12, 1895, in Groesbeck, Texas.

Texas had the nation’s fourth highest number of lynchings of black men and black women from the late 1800s to 1950.

The table was located in Joe’s Crab Shack in Roseville, Minnesota, which is north of St. Paul and east of Minneapolis. After a black family saw the photo, complained and left without eating, restaurant officials apologized. Workers then removed the table, but it isn’t known if other tables in the restaurant chain have the same or similar images.

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