Monday, August 29, 2016
May 30, 1928: Ocie Wilson
Today we learn about a Missouri lynching through the pages of The Monroe News-Star (Monroe, Louisiana) dated May 30, 1928:
THINK NEGRO LYNCHED BY BLACK RACE
Body Found Hanging on Tree in Missouri After Slaying.
TAKEN FROM OFFICERS
Slew Another Negro in Gambling Game Yesterday.
By Associated Press.
MARSHALL, Mo., May 30.—Ocie Wilson, negro, who slew Romeo Logan, another negro, in a gambling game yesterday, was taken from Saline county officers on the highway between here and Slater early today and lynched. His body was found hanging from a tree beside the highway, three miles south of Slater.
Officers believed the 12 negroes were friends of Logan, a shop worker.
The fact that Logan was highly respected by negroes in Slater led to the belief that Wilson was lynched by members of his own race. Little was known of Wilson, who arrived in Slater recently from Mississippi.
Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.