Wednesday, July 29, 2015

September 2, 1905: Arthur and Talcum Woodward

Today we learn about a double lynching in Mississippi through the pages of The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, N. C.) dated September 3, 1905:


Mob Strings Up Two Negroes for Beating a Well-Known Farmer.

Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 2.—A special from Silver City, Miss., says that Arthur Woodward and Talcum Woodward, negroes, were lynched there today by a mob of fifty persons. The negroes were in the custody of Marshal W. B. Jackson, who was boarding a train when the mob appeared and took possession of the prisoners. They were taken to the outskirts of the town and hanged to a tree. The negroes had assaulted Andrew White, a well-known farmer, and seriously beaten him.

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

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