Saturday, July 18, 2015

April 8, 1912: Thomas Miles

Today we learn about a lynching in Louisiana through the pages of The Raleigh times (Raleigh, N. C.) dated April 9, 1912:

Negro Lynched After Being Acquitted

Shreveport, La., April 9.—Dismissed because positive proof was lacking when arraigned yesterday on the charge of having written letters to a young white woman, Thomas Miles, a negro, 29 years of age, was lynched near the city limits during the night. When the body was found today it was swinging from a tree and had been riddled with bullets.

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

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