Wednesday, August 5, 2015

February 23, 1904: William Fambro

The Wilmington Messenger (Wilmington, N. C.) February 25, 1904 edition is where we find today's featured lynching:

Mob Shoots a Negro to Death.

Griffin, Ga., February 24.—William Fambro, a negro, was shot to death on the outskirts of this city late last night by a mob of men who fired on his house. Fambro's wife, who was in the house escaped injury. The negro sometime ago was arrested on a charge of insulting a white woman and her child and was sentenced to a term in the county chain gang. His fine was afterward paid by his employer. Over a thousand shots were sent into the building before the mob retired.

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