Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 13, 1909: Will Robinson

The following article was reported in the Vancouver Daily World (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) on August 14, 1909:


NEGRO ACQUITTED IS VICTIM OF MOB

(United Press, World's Leased Wire.)

GREENVILLE, Miss., Aug. 14.—The body Will Robinson, a negro, was found hanging to a tree this morning in a swamp just outside the limits of the town.

It is believed that the man was lynched by a white mob.  He was recently acquitted on the charge of assaulting a white girl.  Persons living in the vicinity where the supposed lynching occurred deny all  knowledge of the presence of a mob last night, and declare they heard no sounds from the swamp during the night.

The body had been hanging but a few hours when discovered.

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