Thursday, December 17, 2015

December, 1887: Unnamed Negro

Today we learn about a lynching in Mississippi through the pages of The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana) dated January 3, 1888:

A Negro Taken from His Home and Shot to Death.

SUMMIT, Miss., Jan 2.—[Special.]—A few nights ago in the neighborhood of Tylertown a negro who had previously provoked the wrath of some white men was hailed at a late hour in the night by a body of disguised men who demanded him to "get up" and "come out." This he at first refused to do, but after they threatened to tear his house down he came out and surrendered himself. He was then ordered to march forward to meet his doom. After proceeding about one-half a mile they halted and completely riddled him with bullets.

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

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