WATCH: Mississippi ACLU explains history of state's lynchings after GOP candidate's 'public hanging' comment
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS). Image via screengrab.

The Mississippi ACLU is giving a public lecture about Rep. Cindy Hyde-Smith's admission she'd attend a "public hanging" if one of her biggest campaign donors asked her to.


Monday, in Jackson, MS, a conversation entitled: A Front Row Seat: the Truth about Racism in MS and America, commenced where a scholar could explain the Civil War history that most schools refuse to teach.

The ACLU said they wanted to make sure the history of racism, lynching and Jim Crow in Mississippi was fully explained. Deputy legal director Jeff Robinson is speaking about the history of racial terrorism in the video below.

They also invited the Congressional delegation of the state, including Rep. Cindy Hyde-Smith. They saved her a seat.

Watch the video below: