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. 

2 comments:

  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?

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

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