Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 27, 1889: Martin

Today we learn about a lynching in Michigan through the pages of the Fort Scott Daily Monitor (Fort Scott, Kansas) dated May 28, 1889:

A Michigan Tramp Lynched.

Port Huron, Mich., May 27.—At 2 o'clock this morning about twenty masked men forced the county jail open and took the mulatto, Martin, out and hung him from the Seventh street bridge, where his body still hangs. They dragged him down the street, not an officer being in sight. Martin is the tramp that entered the farm house of John Gillis four miles west of this city about two weeks ago, and brutally assaulted and outraged his wife.


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

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