Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 26, 1909: King Green

The Manning Times (Manning, S. C.) dated July 28, 1909:


Ordered Two Young Ladies to Get Out of Buggy.

King Green, a would-be negro fiend, was lynched and his body riddled with bullets at Gum Branch four miles out from Eastman, Ga., Monday morning.

The Misses Nicholson, daughters of Sam Nicholson, one of Eastman's prominent citizens, while four miles out from Eastman, were met in the road by the negro, who caught their horse by the rein and told them to get out, that it was his horse and he was going to have it.

The young ladies whipped up their horse and tried to get away from him but he held on until frightened by their screams.

Dogs were sent from the county convict camp and placed on his trail, and after a run of several hours the negro was captured.

The Sheriff and his deputies, while on their way to town, were met at Gum Swamp by a posse of 175 men, who took him away from the offivers [sic] and strung him up to a sapling, after which the crowd dispersed.

A little snippet from The Gazette (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) on July 28, 1909:

Kentucky and Georgia have each lynched a negro, the march of prohibition having deprived them of their lighter pastime.

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