Saturday, July 23, 2016

May 29, 1903: Benjamin Gorman

Today we learn about a Georgia lynching through the pages of The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) dated May 31, 1903:

Negro Murderer Captured and Lynched.

Americus, Ga., May 30.—Information reached Americus to-day of the capture and lynching yesterday evening of Benjamin Gorman, colored, for the murder of Shelley Kent, a young farmer residing near Church hill, in Webster county. The murder occurred Thursday when Kent and Gorman were in the field at work, and was without provocation.

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

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