A Partial Listing of Negroes Lynched in the United States Since 1859

SOURCE: 100 Years of Lynching, Ralph Ginzburg, Black Classic Press; Lynching in the New South, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, University of Illinois Press


2162 records found
  (Total records:2162)
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 NameCityStateDateYear Comments
Jack Johnson Carroll CountyGeorgia August 201884 For rape. Johnson was
shot to death by a gang
of blacks who had waited
outside the jail until
Johnson was allowed to
relieve himself.
(Lynching in the New
South
Joseph McCoy Alexandria CountyVirginia April 231897 For rape. McCoy who was
jailed for allegedly
raping his employer's
daughters was dragged
from his cell and lynched
from a lamppost at the
intersection of two major
downtown streets.
(Lynching in the New
South pg. 155)
John Brown Jasper CountyGeorgia August 311902 For scaring a white
girl. Brown had scared a
young white girl when he
offered to conjure for
her. (Lynching in the New
South pg. 56)
Henry Burney Laurens CountyGeorgia January 131888 For theft
Allen Sturgis McDuffie CountyGeorgia June 31888 For theft
Alf Thurman Lee CountyGeorgia April 271899 For wild talk
John Coleman Wilkes CountyGeorgia December 11888 Over a disputed debt.
Coleman along with Tom
Smith got caught in a
power struggle between
two white men over who
owned the sharecroppers'
cotton. One of the white
men provided the men with
guns to defend themselves
from a white mob who had
attempted to
Tom Smith Wilkes CountyGeorgia December 11888 Over a disputed debt.
Smith along with John
Coleman got caught in a
power struggle between
two white men over who
owned the sharecroppers'
cotton. One of the white
men provided the men with
guns to defend themselves
from a white mob who had
attempted to
Tom Pannell Pittsylvania CountyVirginia April 61891 reason unknown
Samuel Wood Scott CountyVirginia May 171894 reason unknown

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