Thursday, August 13, 2015

March 18, 1895: Harriet Talley

Today's lynching was gleaned from the pages of the Fort Scott Weekly Monitor (Fort Scott, Kansas) dated March 23, 1895:

A NEGRO WOMAN LYNCHED.

Tennesseeans [sic] Hang Harriet Talley for Setting Fire to a House.

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn., March 20.—Harriet Talley, colored, was hanged night before last by a mob near Petersburg. She was suspected of burning the dwelling of Mr. Marshall, near here, a few months ago.


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

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