Monday, August 24, 2015

September, 1905: John McDowell

Today we learn about a lynching in Mississippi through the pages of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, N. Y.) dated September 9, 1905:


Found Hanging to tree Thirteen Miles From Brandon, Miss.

Memphis, Tenn., September 9—A commercial Appeal special from Brandon, Miss., says that a negro named John McDowell has been found hanging from a tree thirteen miles north of that town. McDowell had attacked a white man with a knife, forcing the latter into a barn and keeping him prisoner for several hours. No details of the lynching are known.

I would like to apologize for my inconsistency with posting. Life sometimes gets in the way, and when things are less hectic I will go back to posting daily. Thank you for your patience and for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder. 

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