A lynching in Alabama

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, The Evening News
Place of publication: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Date of publication: 6/6/1895
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A Lynching in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala. June – Near Strasburg, Ala., Jim Powell (colored) entered the room of Mary Bussey, aged 15, daughter of a prominent farmer, and attempted to assault her. She screamed for help. Her father came, but the negro had escaped. A posse was hastily organized and captured Powell near Calera. Powell’s body was found tho next morning hanging to a tree a mile from Strasburg.


“A lynching in Alabama.” Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, The Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, PA), June 06, 1895.