Friday, June 26, 2015

August 23, 1913: Unknown Negro

Today we learn about a lynching in Alabama through the pages of The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) dated August 25, 1913:

Unknown Negro Lynched.

Birmingham, Ala., August 24.—An unknown negro was lynched last night near Kilgore, a station on the Louisville and Nashville railroad 25 miles north of Birmingham. The body was found hanging under a trestle this morning. The sheriff's forces today were unable to find who did it or to get any facts about any crime in that section which might have lead to a lynching. They are still working on the case.

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

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