A Lustful Negro Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Pittsburgh Daily Post
Place of publication: Pittsburgh, PA
Date of publication: 11/26/1886
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A LUSTFUL NEGRO LYNCHED The Short Shrift Thorongly Earned by an Alabama Wretch. Montgomery, Ala., November 25.– John Davis, the negro rapist, was lynched at Randolph, Ala., last night. Davis was the perpetrator of three outrages. He had the reputation of being one of the worst characters in the State. The last outrage was committed near Randolph on the 21st inst., Mrs. Crumpton, a white lady, being the victim. She had gone out a distance from her residence and was gathering up firewood, her husband at the time being away from home. She and her little boy, while picking, were suddenly sprung upon by two negroes from behind some bushes. One of the negroes drew a pistol, cocked it, and placing it to jer head, said: “If you scream I will kill you;” telling the boy the same thing. Davis was captared. Soon alter the perpetration of this outrage he had a preliminary trial, and was placed in prison under a strong guard. About 9 o’clock a mob of about fifty men overpowered the guard, took the prisoner out and hanged him to a coaling derrick.


“A Lustful Negro Lynched.” Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA), November 26, 1886.