Monday, June 29, 2015

February 17, 1886: George Robinson

Today's featured lynching comes to us through the pages of The Lawrence Daily Journal (Lawrence, Kansas) dated February 19, 1886:


A Colored Murderer Taken From Jail and Hanged.

NEW ORLEANS, February 18.—George Robinson, colored, who killed Millard Parker, on the 11th of December last, was taken last night from the parish jail at Monroe, this state, by a mob of one hundred men, carried to the scene of killing and lynched. Robinson became involved some months ago in a quarrel with two white men, one of them Parker by name. In this quarrel he himself was hurt but succeeded in hitting Parker with brass knuckles, injuring him. The next night a party of Parker's friends, six in number, went out to give Robinson a whipping. He locked himself within the house, whereupon they broke in the door. He escaped by the back door which Millard Parker was guarding, and in the struggle which ensued, shot Parker through his heart, killing him and making good his escape to Bolivar, Miss. He was arrested there Saturday by the sheriff of Ouachite parish and brought back to Monroe jail, whence he was taken last night and lynched.

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

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