Monday, May 2, 2016

August 3, 1934: D. D. Page

Today we learn about a lynching in Louisiana through the pages of The Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio) dated August 4, , 1934:


Sheriff And Deputies Leave For Scene Of Hanging.

SHREVEPORT, La., Aug. 3 (AP)—D. D. Page, negro, about 30, was lynched tonight by a small mob about one mile east of Bethany, the sheriff's office here was informed. Sheriff T. R. Hughes and deputies and the coroner immediately left for the scene.

The cause of the lynching was not learned over the telephone from Bethany nor from Latex, Texas, a few miles away. Where the negro worked for a gas distributing system.

Conflicting reports were that the negro had been whipped to death or hanged.

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

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