Another Negro Lynched by Mob at Tuscaloosa

Source Type: Other
Publisher: The Selma Times Journal
Place of publication: Selma, AL
Date of publication: 9/25/1933 0:00
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ANOTHER NEGRO LYNCHED BY MOB AT TUSCALOOSA Men Posing As Officers Kill Attack Suspect TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Sept. 25.– (AP)-The second lynching in Tuscaloosa county within the past six weeks was under investigation by the sheriff’s department today. Sheriff R. L. 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 home 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 re- leased on bail a week ago. The visit of the group was reported to Shamblin by neighbors of Den- nis and a search was started which resulted in the finding of the negro’s body near the Tuscaloosa Country Club yesterday at daybreak. Dennis had been struck three times by pistol bullets. Shamblin said the charge against Dennis was a bailable offense as the victim of the alleged assaulting had not been attacked. The woman had identified the negro as her assail- ant. The slaying of Dennis followed by six weeks to the day the lynching of Dan Pippen, Jr., and A. T. Har- den, negroes under indictment on a charge of murdering the daughter of a Tuscaloosa county farmer.