Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 15, 1888: Noah Griffin

Today we learn about a Florida lynching through the pages of The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, Minnesota) dated August 19, 1888:


A Negro Lynched in Florida for Insulting a White Woman.

APALACHICOLA, Fla., Aug. 18.—A lynching took place at Ocheehees, Calhoun county, Wednesday. Noah Griffin, a negro, wrote an insulting note to a young white lady, Simmie Griffin. She showed the note to white men, who caught Griffin, gave him 100 lashes and ordered him to leave the county. He did not go, and forty masked men caught and shot him to death. No arrests have been made.

I am still adding to the headlines on yesterday's post and expect I will be for a few days more. Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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