Tuesday, May 31, 2016

November 3, 1907: Fred Singleton

Today we learn about a lynching in Alabama through the pages of the Daily News-Democrat (Huntington, Indiana) dated November 4, 1907:


Result of Murder of Police Official at Talladega.

Talladega, Ala., Nov. 4.—As a result of the murder of Tom Thompson, assistant chief of police, here Saturday night, Fred Singleton, a negro, was riddled with bullets by a posse early Sunday. In the shooting, police Otwell, who was a member of the posse, was shot in the leg. Two other negroes implicated in the killing of Thompson were caught and placed in the jail at Sylacauga for safe keeping.

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

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