Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 26, 1892: Dennis Blackwell

The Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California) published the following story on August 28, 1892:

A Negro Lynched.

NASHVILLE, Aug. 27.—A mob of 350 men visited the jail at Alamo last night and demanded Dennis Blackwell, a negro, charged with attempted rape on Miss Cochran.  The jailor [sic] gave up the prisoner, and the mob took him half a mile from jail and lynched him.

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