Alabama Negro Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: St. Louis Globe Democrat
Place of publication: St. Louis, MO
Date of publication: 6/6/1895
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Alabama henco Lynched. Special Dispatch to th Globe-Democrat, BIRMINGHAM. ALA.. June 5.– Near Strassburg, fifty miles south of here, the body of Jim Powell, a negro, was found hanging to a tree today. Monday night Powell entered the residence of John Bussey, a farmer near there, and assaulted a young daughter of the farmer. The father, hearing the girl’s screams, went to her assistance, but the negro escaped. Pursuit was given the negro by a posse and he was captured near Calera, fifteen miles away, and was taken before the girl and identified.


“Alabama Negro Lynched.” St. Louis Globe Democrat (St. Louis, MO), June 06, 1895.