Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 15, 1900: Three Negroes

Join me in a moment of history through the pages of The Waterloo Press (Waterloo, Indiana) printed November 22, 1900:  

Lynched by Texan Mob.

Three negroes who had been arrested by Sheriff Haywood for waylaying and attempting to kill Mr. Stallcup were taken from jail at Jefferson, Texas, by unknown persons and hanged to the railroad bridge across Cypress bayou. The negroes had confessed.

Our next stop is the Conchise Review (Bisbee, Arizona) dated November 21, 1900:


AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 20.—Governor Sayers' attention was called to the lynching of three negroes at Jefferson, Texas, night before last by a mob of 1,000 white men. The state authorities will make a rigid investigation of the affair, and if the members of the mob can be identified they will be arrested and prosecuted. It is claimed that the lynching was without justification, as the guilt of the negroes, who were charged with having brutally assaulted a white citizen of the town, was not established.

Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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