Saturday, August 30, 2014
August 30, 1911: Unknown Negro
According to Ralph Ginzburg's 100 Years of Lynching:
An unknown negro, Clayton, August 30, 1911.
Found in The Kansas City Kansas Globe (Kansas City, Kansas) dated February 10, 1908:
An Alabama mob lynched a negro, fired a volley of pistol shots at him and dispersed; whereupon the negro climbed down and walked away. Are Alabama lynchers mollycoddles?
Found in The Semi-Weekly Citizen (Asheville, N. C.) dated August 31, 1893:
The Warsaw Gazette says: At the colored picnic at the old Dowtin place, a few days since, ex-Congressman Cheatham made a bitter speech. He raved about negroes being lynched and said God would have to put a stop to the hellish work, or send a war to do it. We interrupted him and told him to preach down the crimes they had committed and stop such, or that lynching would continue as long as the crimes did.
Found in The Topeka Daily Capital (Topeka, Kansas) dated March 16, 1892:
Law in Democratic States.
From the Columbia, S. C., Record (Dem.)
Lynched in Missouri!
Lynched in Alabama!
Lynched in Arkansas!
Lynched in Virginia!
Lynched in Louisiana!
What is the matter with the law? Isn't it about time we had a national crime congress? The fact of so many lynchings and of the boldness of the lynchers is proof positive that the courts are no longer respected.
Lastly, found in The Daily Free Press (Kinston, N. C.) dated November 26, 1898:
The "Joke" on the Lynchers.
New Orleans State.
The other day an Alabama mob lynched the wrong man and they "deeply regretted it." They might do as a Texas mob once did. They hung a man for stealing a mustang and shortly after learned that he was innocent. After debating the question they decided that the captain should call on the widow and apologize. Riding up to the fence he called her to the door and explained the mistake that had been made, closing thus, "Madam, the joke's on us."