Wednesday, June 29, 2016

October 18, 1883: Louis Foster

Today we learn about a lynching in Texas through the pages of the Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) dated October 19, 1883:

Very Suspicious Circumstances Attending the Discovery of a Hard Character.

GALVESTON, TEX., October 18.—News Schulenberg special:  The body of Louis Foster, colored, was found to-day hanging to a tree near South Union Church, in Lavaca County, with a charge of buckshot in the neck and a pistol ball in the head. Foster is said to have been screening an escaped murderer the past few days, and has borne a bad reputation for years.

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

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