A Negro Hung

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Mobile: Daily Register
Place of publication: Mobile
Date of publication: 1884

Mr. E. T. O’conner, Circuit Clerk of Green county, was in Selma yesterday and informed a Times man that Joe Robertson, the negro fiend who attempted to rape a young white lady near Clinton, last week, was caught and hung by a large crowd of citizens of both colors. Mr. O’Conner says that fully a hundred negroes, and perhaps a larger number of whites were present and witnessed the lynching without raising the least objection. The unfortunate young lady was a Miss Carpenter. The black wretch who attempted the outrage failed to accomplish his design.


(1884, July 20). A Negro Hung. Mobile: Daily Register, pp. 06.