Wednesday, November 4, 2015

January 13, 1889: Dean Reynolds

Today we learn about a lynching in Arkansas through the pages of The Daily City News (New Castle, Pennsylvania) dated January 16, 1889:

Whipped to Death.

HELENA, Ark., Jan. 16.—The negro colony on the Coffee river is greatly excited over an atrocious crime committed Sunday night. Dean Reynolds, colored, who refused to marry a colored belle, was taken out and whipped to death. He was tied up to a tree and his captors, nine in number, used a piece of barbed wire fence. Reynolds made a statement before his death and gave the name of his assailants, seven of whom are now under arrest.

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

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