Thursday, July 2, 2015

September 20, 1913: Henry Crosby

Today we learn about a Mississippi lynching found in the Salisbury Evening Post (Salisbury, N. C.) dated September 22, 1913:

LYNCHED NEGRO MAN FOR STRANGE ACTIONS

Mississippi Mob Strings Up Man Simply Because He Frightened a White Woman

Louisville, Miss., Sept. 21.—Because he frightened a white woman in her home by his strange actions, Henry Crosby a negro, was lynched some time during last night. Officers searching for him found his body hanging to the limb of a tree today. The negro went to a farm house near here and questioned the woman as to whether her husband was present. The woman says that when he learned the husband was away he acted peculiarly and she grabbed up her infant and ran to a nearly house, where she reported the affair.


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

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