Not a single photo exists of 59-year-old
Dallas handyman Allen Brooks — except the one depicting the March 3,
1910, spectacle of the Black man’s lifeless body strung up on a utility
pole to the delight of the thousands gathered at the northeast corner of
downtown’s Akard and Main streets.
That photograph was immediately turned into a souvenir postcard.
celebrated lynching’s power in the service of white supremacy. It paid
homage to the local citizenry’s willingness to carry out torture and
murder to repress and terrorize people of color.