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.