Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 10, 1901: Unknown Negro

Today we learn about a lynching in Alabama through the Highland Recorder (Monterey, Virginia) dated May 17, 1901:

Killed the Wrong Man.

Birmingham, Ala. (Special.)—An unknown negro, supposed at the time to be James Brown, who was charged with assaulting a woman at Springville, was shot and killed by a crowd of white men near Leeds, 12 miles from Birmingham. The coroner expressed the opinion that the wrong man was killed.

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

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