Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27, 1913: Jim Green

The Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania) dated February 28, 1913:

Lynchers Burn Victim.

Pensacola, Fla., Feb. 28—Jim Green, colored, was lynched near here and his body burned. Green is alleged to have shot Mrs. Samuel Spicer, Jr., the wife of a planter living near Pensacola. The woman will die. Green had been flogged and was discharged. He returned later and fired a load of buck shot through a window of the plantation house, striking Mrs. Spicer.

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

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