Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July 8, 1901: Robert White

The Hopkinsville Kentuckian (Hopkinsville, Kentucky) dated July 9, 1901:


Robert White, a negro lynched by a mob near Tallassee, Ala., yesterday.  He and his brother had been accused of firing at a farmer.


The Guthrie Daily Leader (Guthrie, Oklahoma) dated April 26, 1906 has this interesting tidbit:


Games in Mississippi

The Mississippi legislature has considered a bill to abolish bridge whist, euchre, and other card games, and now a lawmaker proposes to legalise lynching. The Mississippi taste for amusements is evidently peculiar —Pittsburg Dispatch.

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