Saturday, February 21, 2015

February 21, 1893: Richard Mays

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana) dated February 22, 1893:


A Black Brute Lynched.

Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 21.—A special to the Banner says:  At Springville, Ala., a small place, about 115 miles from this city, 28 miles from Birmingham, on the Alabama Great Southern Railroad, a mob took Richard Mays, alias Doc Moore, from jail and lynched him. The culprit was a negro about 19 years of age and the offense for which he was hanged was an attempted outrage on the person of a Mrs. Boyer. The lynching took place at 1 o'clock this morning.

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

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