Wednesday, August 26, 2015

September 28, 1897: William Osborne

Today we learn about a lynching in Louisiana through the pages of The Morning Times (Washington, D. C.) dated September 30, 1897:

Negro Lynched for Drawing a Gun.

New Orleans, Sept. 29.—William Osborne, a negro, was lynched last night at Amesville, in Jefferson parish, immediately opposite this city. Osborne became involved in a quarrel Saturday with George W. Stone, overseer of the plantation, and drew a pistol on him. He was arrested for this and locked up in the parish jail. Late last night he was taken by a mob from the jail and hanged.

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

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