RACES: Lynching No. 16

In Thomasville, Ga. last week a nine-year-old girl screamed that a Negro had attacked her. Immediately a posse of 1,000 formed, followed bloodhounds to the County Stockade, a chaingang prison-camp. There the sheriff arrested five Negroes, took them before the nine-year-old for identification. She picked Willie Kirkland, 20, convict doing time for horse-stealing. The warden said Kirkland had not been out of the Stockade all that day. When Kirkland was returned to the camp, a mob of 75 gathered, including the nine-year-old's father. The sheriff decided to take his prisoner to...

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