The Tuskegee Institute documents the lynching of 3,436 African Americans between 1882 and 1950. This is probably a small percentage of these murders, which were seldom reported, and led to the creation of the NAACP in 1909. Through all this terror and carnage someone -- many times a professional photographer -- took pictures of the events. These lynching photographs were often made into postcards and sold as souvenirs. These images are some of photography's most brutal, surviving to this day so that we may now look back on the terrorism unleashed on America's African-American community and perhaps know our history and ourselves better.