Colored Man Caught in Store After Numerous Robberies

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Washington Post
Place of publication: Washington, D.C.
Date of publication: 1916-01-26

Livingston. Ala, Jan. 25.- Richard Burton, aged 18, colored, was lynched some time last night by a mob 13 miles from Boyd Station, this county, and Lige Burton, his cousin, and Steve Knight are in jail here charged with burglary. A store operated by Miss Kate Peale, near the scene of the lynching, has been robbed five times recently. Last night her brother found three colored men in the act of robbing the store again and he succeeded in capturing Burton who was promptly lynched.


(1916, January 26). Colored Man Caught in Store After Numerous Robberies. The Washington Post, pp. 3.