Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Way Lynching in the South is Usually Portrayed Needs Revision

This is not the first black lynch mob that I have found.

Taylortown, La. (1903)
11/2/1903: Murderer used an ax to murder three other blacks.  A white posse took him into custody; a black lynch mob took him away from the posse and hung him.  His explanation was that “he did it just for fun, and expected to have more fun in hell.”
Category: public
Suicide: no
Cause: mental illness?
Weapon: ax[1]

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