Blacks Taken From Officers And Rushed to Their Death

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Birmingham News
Place of publication: Birmingham, AL
Date of publication: 4/6/1908

MOBILE, Ala. April 6. – Walter Clayton, a negro who was serving time at the stockade of the Hand Lumber company for manslaughter, late Saturday afternoon criminally assaulted Mrs. Joseph White, 20 years, at her home, and was lynched by a mob of seventy-five men.

The negro returned to the convict camp, where he was arrested at 9:30 o’clock Saturday night. The officers hurried him to Bay Minette, the county seat of Baldwin county. As they approached the front gate of the jail seventy-five men arose from behind a board fence and took charge of the negro, dragging him and the deputy seventy-five yards before it was discovered the men were handcuffed together. The deputy was then released and the negro was lynched.


“Blacks Taken From Officers And Rushed to Their Death.” The Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL), April 6, 1908.