Tuesday, September 1, 2015
December, 1895: Andrew Brown
Today we learn about a Mississippi lynching through the pages of The Times (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) dated January 1, 1896:
A CATTLE THIEF LYNCHED
Andrew Brown, an Ex-Convict, Hanged Where He Stole Three Fat Cattle.
JACKSON, Miss., December 31.—News has reached here of the lynching of Andrew Brown, a negro ex-convict and notorious cattle thief in Simpson county.
Brown attempted to sell three fat cattle at Westville and was arrested. A constable started with him to a Justice of the Peace near where the theft was committed. On the way he was taken from the officers by a mob, swung to a tree and riddled with bullets.
Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.