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Time for a Break
I have spent two years and three months writing this blog. In that time I have covered the lynchings of 1, 009 persons, and posted 69 articles of interest and editorials. I am hoping that I have made more people aware of this horrible aspect of the past of ...

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June 2, 1892: Bob Lewis (Jackson)
Today we learn about a lynching in New York through the pages of The Indianapolis news (Indianapolis, Indiana) dated June 3, 1892: A LYNCHING IN NEW YORK. The Victim a Negro Who Committed a Brutal Crime—Sickening-Scene. PORT JERVIS, N. Y., June 3.—Miss Lena...

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July 22, 1899: Frank Embree
Today we learn about a Missouri lynching through the pages of The Hays Free Press (Hays, Kansas) dated July 29, 1899: WHIPPED AND THEN LYNCHED. Missouri Negro Meets Death at the Hands of a Mob Near Higbee. MEXICO, Mo., July 24.—Frank Embree, charged with an...

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June 14, 1876: Alfred Bodman
The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee) dated September 22, 1876: Lynched. LOUISVILLE, Sept.21.—Alfred Bodman, of Brownstown, Ind., was lynched Thursday morning while returning from Jeffersonville. He had threatened to kill several persons, and having already...

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June 10, 1915: Joe Strando
Today we learn about a lynching in Illinois through the pages of the Belvidere Daily Republican (Belvidere, Illinois) dated June 11, 1915: SLAYER LYNCHED BY ILLINOIS MOB Governor Dunne Calls Out Three Companies of Militia to Quell Rioters. SEVERAL PERSONS A...

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1884: Horse Thieves
Today I am doing something a little different. I am going to feature articles from 1884 about the lynching of horse thieves. Our first article comes to us from the Sterling Standard (Sterling, Illinois) dated February 7, 1884):  VIGILANTES  on the Upper Elk...

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June 29, 1928: James and Stanley Bearden
Today we learn about a lynching in Mississippi through the pages of the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi) dated June 30, 1928: JAIL OPENED BY MADDENED WHITE FORCE Brookhaven Citizens Plead With Attackers in Vain Speeches BODIES RECOVERED AFTER TWO ARE D...

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January 13, 1894: J. G. Burton, William and John Gay
Today we learn about a lynching in Kansas through the pages of The McPherson Republican and Weekly Press (McPherson, Kansas) dated January 19, 1894: THREE LYNCHED. The Brutal Murder of Fred Dinniny Avenged. RUSSELL, Kan, Jan. 16.—A terrible exhibition of pr...

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July 30, 1910: Henry Johnson and Sam Marks
Today we learn about a lynching in Floria starting with an article found in the Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) dated July 31, 1910: Two Blacks Confess to Murder of a Girl; Are Shot to Pieces Special to The Free Press. Defuniak Springs, Fla., July 30...

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December 5, 1931: Mack Williams
Today we learn about a lynching in Maryland through the pages of the Sedalia Weekly Democrat (Sedalia, Missouri) dated December 11, 1931: NEGRO LYNCHED BY A MARYLAND MOB OF 2,000 Shot Sfter Killing Lumberman, He Is Dragged From Hospital Bed SALISBURY, Maryl...
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