Wednesday, October 7, 2015

December 14, 1884: Hezekiah Brown

Today we learn about a lynching in Maryland through the pages of The Evening Bulletin (Maysville, Kentucky) dated December 15, 1884:


BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 15.—Hezekiah Brown, a colored local preacher and school teacher, was lynched in Howard County last night. A few days ago Brown marries a white girl named Schultz, with whom he had been intimate. The region where the lynching occurred is in an inaccessible part of Howard County and particulars are meager, but it is known that last night a party of men secured Brown and hung him. The girl wife was an orphan with a weak mind. This is the second negro lynched in two weeks in this vicinity.

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

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