Friday, September 11, 2015

February 8, 1893: Frank Harrel and Willie Felder

Today we learn about a double lynching in Mississippi through the pages of The Public Ledger (Maysville, Kentucky) dated February 10, 1893:

Two Negro Boys Lynched.

MAGNOLIA, Miss., Feb. 10.—Frank Harrel and Willie Felder, two Negro boys, arrested for robbing and burning Lee Robinson's store, at Dickery, were lynched by a mob near the scene of their crime. The proof against the Negroes was positive; they made a full confession and produced the goods stolen by them.

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

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