This blog started as an attempt to find a lynching for every day of the year. It is a grim part of United States history that I fear too many find easy to shrug away. After two years, I am now focusing on finding more information on the lynchings I have covered as well as posting about lynchings I have not, regardless of excuse given for the lynching.
Monday, August 18, 2014
August 18, 1895: Samuel Lewis
The Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) on January 1, 1896 listed all lynchings from 1895 including the following:
August 18—Samuel Lewis, colored, murder, Juno, Fla.