Saturday, June 27, 2015

March 28, 1895: Unknown Negro

Today we learn about a Mississippi lynching through the pages of The Daily News (Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania) dated March 29, 1895:

Lynched for Trivial Cause.

JACKSON, Miss., March 29.—In the southwestern portion of this county three young ladies en route to an entertainment in company with their little brother were overtaken by an unknown negro, who requested that they let him ride. They declined, and he undertook to force himself into the vehicle, but they beat him off. Arriving at the entertainment they told what had happened, and a posse was organized. They found the negro and riddled him with bullets.

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

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