Lynching memorial rises near revered Confederate sites

In this small South Carolina town near the Georgia line, where some say the Confederacy was born and died, descendants of a man lynched 100 years ago are erecting a downtown memorial to him and other black men killed by white mobs after the Civil War.

Abbeville City Council authorized the marker that will be unveiled Saturday, 100 years and one day after Anthony Crawford was beaten, dragged out of town with a noose around his neck and hanged from a tree where his body was riddled with bullets.

It's the latest public acknowledgment of South Carolina's racist past.

In recent years, officials have apologized to civil rights protesters who were arrested in the 1960s,...