Sunday, December 21, 2014

December 21, 1914: Charles Williams

The Washington Post (Washington, D. C.) dated December 23, 1914:

BIT OFF FOE'S CHIN; LYNCHED

Colored Man Mobbed for Attacking White Adversary With His Teeth.

Ruleville, Miss., Dec. 22.—Because he bit off the chin of Thomas King, aged 40, manager of the Boynton plantation near here, Charles Williams, colored, was lynched by a mob several hours later, according to news brought here today.

The attack occurred yesterday in the country about 5 miles from Ruleville.


Although I read many articles on this lynching the only other information I could find was that Williams attacked King after King had trouble with a man named Jones. Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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