Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June 11, 1906: Wood Ambrose

From the Daily Free Press (Carbondale, Illinois), dated June 12, 1906

A Mississippi Lynching.

Hattiesburg, Miss. June 12. - Wood Ambrose, a young negro, was lynched at Prentiss, 45 miles east of here on Monday,  Ambrose had been arrested and accused of shooting a white man.  A mob broke into jail and shot the negro to death. 


  1. HI there! Thank you for posting this information. Do you have somewhere you could point me to find more information on this man and his story?

    1. Thank you for commenting. I would suggest you search the Library of Congress at I don't know if there will be more information, but it is a good place to start.