Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 15, 1919: Young Negro

Printed in The High Point Enterprise (High Point, N. C.) on July 17, 1919:

Negro Lynched in Mississippi.

Memphis, Tenn., July 17—A young negro, recently discharged from the army, was lynched at Louise, Miss., Tuesday night for having made indecent proposals to a white woman, according to reports received here yesterday.  The man's name was not given.

This article of interest was printed in the Dunkirk Evening Observer (Dunkirk, N. Y.) on April 6, 1885:

Anti-Chinese Societies.

PORTLAND, Ore., April 6.—Strong efforts are being made at Tacoma, W. T., to organize anti-Chinese societies for the purpose of compelling all Celestials to leave the city and of preventing any more from coming there, and violence is apprehended.  Thursday night, masked men went to the farm of Walter McLeod, an old and respected citizen, living near Tacoma, took him from his house and threatened to lynch him and burn his property if he did not discharge all his help.  McLeod has been employing Chinese help on his farm for some time.  After repeating their threats, the men rode away.  McLeod immediately informed the authorities and asked for warrants against the ringleaders.

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