Friday, November 14, 2014
November 14, 1893: — Nelson
Today we read about an unusual lynching in Arkansas through the pages of the Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) dated November 14, 1893:
HANGED, SHOT AND BURNED.
Negro Nelson Lynched by a Colored Mob.
PINE BLUFF, Ark., November 14.—Great excitement prevails at Varner on the Iron Mountain Railroad over the hanging, shooting and burning early this morning of a negro named Nelson, who a week ago murdered another negro.
The mob, consisting exclusively of colored people, broke down the jail, hung Nelson to a tree, riddled the body with bullets and then set fire to it.
Fragments of the body are still dangling to a tree.
Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.