Alabama Mob Lynches Negro

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
Place of publication: Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Date of publication: 9/25/1933 0:00
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Dennis Cross, Accused of Assaulting a White Woman, Shot to Death Tuscaloosa, ALA. sEPT. 25- The second lynching in Tuscaloosa county within the past six weeks was under investigation by the sheriff’s department today. Sheriff Shamblin ordered the inquiry yesterday after the body of Dennis Cross, Negro under bond on a charge of assaulting a white woman, was taken from his hime by men posing as officers and shot to death. The sheriff said he was told the group of six or seven men appeared at the Negro’s home and told Dennis it was necessary for him to go to Tuscaloosa and post a bond larger than that required when he was released on bail a week ago. The slaying of Dennis followed by six weeks in the day the lynching of Dan Pippen Jr and AT Harden, Negroes under indictment on a charge of murdering the daughter of a Tuscaloosa county farmer.