Birmingham, Ala. : A Negro Rapist Hanged by a Mob at Tuscaloosa

Source Type: article
Publisher: Memphis Daily Appeal
Place of publication: Memphis, TN
Date of publication: 19 July 1884
Transcript:

BIRMINGHAM, ALA., July 18. – A special to the Age, from Tuscaloosa says, that the negro Henry Burke, who attempted to rape a little white girl of a good family a few days ago, was captured last night in the garret of an old house near Tuscaloosa and was identified and jailed. About midnight a mob took him from the jail and hanged him to a tree in the street and put five bullet holes in his body.

Citation:

Birmingham, Ala. (1884, July 19). Memphis Daily Appeal.