Confirmation and Reconciliation Of Lynchings On The Unreconciled Master List: Form A

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Creator: The Atlanta Constitution
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Date of Entry: 9/2/87 Coder’s Name: C. Holiny

Source:

Newspaper THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION

Date MON., JULY 7, 1930

Page 3

State: MISSISSIPPI                VICTIM’S RACE: B

YEAR: 1920                              VICTIM’S SEX: F

MONTH: JULY                       VICTIM’S NAME: Mrs. James Eyer

DAY: 6

LOCATION: ” a road near the Alabama – Mississippi state line” [ near Emelle]

OFFENSE: race prejudice and mob furor – see below

CAN THIS INCIDENT BE CONSIDERED A “LYNCHING”

Probably YES X           MAYBE           NO

COMMENTS: (cont’d from p.2) During the melee at John Robertson’s house, a member of the white posse was killed and another [white] posse member wounded. By this time the mob was enraged and began to search in earnest for the four Robertsons: Tom, brother of the John who was killed and father of Esau who had enraged in the original dispute and his sons , Esau, Ollie, and John. The armed posses

IF THIS ARTICLE CAN HELP RECONCILE AN EXISTING INCONSISTENCY IN THE UNRECONCILED MASTER LIST, EXPLAIN BELOW:

at one point ordered a man named James Eyer to bring his car to a halt. He became frightened and didn’t stop. “Shots were fired in an effor to halt him” and killed his wife, a passenger in the car.

-see problem with location and state above

-see account of reason for being killed (“offense”) above