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.