Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 13, 1893: Will Ferguson

According to The Mary Turner Project Will Ferguson was lynched on December 13, 1893. We learn about the details through the pages of The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Pennsylvania) dated December 19, 1893:

Lynched by His Own Race.

ADELE, Ga., Dec. 19.—A negro boy named Will Ferguson was assaulted on the street, a leather strap placed about his neck and a pocket handkerchief crammed down his throat. He was then dragged outside of the corporate limits and carried into a swamp and left. He was found in the morning in a half nude condition and dead. It is supposed that he was killed by other negroes whom he informed against for gambling.

If you are interested in the work of The Mary Turner Project, you can find it here. Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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