Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 9, 1889: George Allen

The Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) dated January 1, 1890 listed the following lynchings for 1889:

September 9. John Sigmond, colored, rape, Stanly Creek, N. C.
September 9. Richard Fisher, colored, horse-stealing, Hiawatha, Kas.
September 9. George Allen, colored, incendiarism, Le Flore County, Mississippi



The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) dated September 9, 1889:

George Allen, one of the ring-leaders of the negroes in the late trouble in Leflore county, Miss., has been captured. Allen killed his own brother for refusing to join the rioters.


The Indiana Progress (Indiana, Pennsylvania) dated September 18, 1889:

ONE HUNDRED NEGROES KILLED.

Advices received from Charleston, in Tallahatchie county, Miss., report seven negroes killed there within the last forty-eight hours. George Allen, who burned B. F. Jamson's store, in De Flore county, was carried to Charleston from Greada and hanged. The total number killed is now estimated at 100. The names are not ascertainable. They were roughly and hurriedly buried. A ditch was dug and those killed were thrown in it and covered up by their own people. There were no obsequies. The Colored Farmer's Alliance organ, the Advocate, published at Va---- has been discontinued. 

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