RACES: Lynching No. 9

Lynching No. Q

Last week Clarence Boyd, automobile accessories dealer of Emelle, Ala., accosted Esau Robinson, local Negro, about a long-due account on a storage battery. Negro Robinson refused to surrender the battery, promised to come immediately to the Boyd store with what he owed. Instead he appeared with his father Tom, his brothers Oliver and Jacob, all armed, and bashed Clarence Boyd over the head with a bottle. Thereupon Grover Boyd, uncle of Clarence, drew a revolver from his nearby automobile, opened fire on the Negroes. They shot him dead;...

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