Thursday, March 17, 2016

September 28, 1891: John Brown

Today we learn about a lynching in Alabama through the pages of The Brooklyn Daily (Brooklyn, N. Y.) dated October 2, 1891:

LYNCHED A NEGRO FARMER.

White Men Perpetrate an Outrage in Alabama.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., October 2.

Monday night masked white men visited the house of John Brown, a well to do negro farmer near Childersburg, Ala., and carried him off on the pretext that they were officers and had a warrant for his arrest. to-day Brown's body was found in a creek with a rope around his neck. He had been hanged to a bridge, and when dead the body had been cut down and thrown in the water. No cause for the deed is known, excepting that Brown was a witness against two white men charged with burning William Boaz's farm.


Another article named the owner of the burned barn as William Rose. Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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