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.