Associated Press

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Memphis Daily Appeal
Place of publication: Memphis, TN
Date of publication: 5/13/1885
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SELMA, ALA. Great Excitement Prevailing and Fears of a Negro Insurrection Increasing. [SPECIAL TO THE APPEAL.] Selma, May 12. A large scope of country above here is wild with excitement. It all comes from the rape of a white lady by a negro. The rapist escaped. His father swore vengeance, and his dead body was found Sunday in a forest. One other negro is dead and a third missing. Three hundred armed white men gathered to suppress a threatened insurrection of the negroes. The whole country is aroused and in arms.


“Associated Press.” Memphis Daily Appeal (Memphis, TN), May 13, 1885.