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

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Creator: The Atlanta Constitution
Publisher: 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: Alabama             VICTIM’S RACE: B

YEAR: 1930                              VICTIM’S SEX: M

MONTH: JULY                       VICTIM’S NAME: John Robertson

DAY: 4

LOCATION: Emelle

OFFENSE: Accessory to murder (see below)

CAN THIS INCIDENT BE CONSIDERED A “LYNCHING”

YES           MAYBE X             NO

COMMENTS: After the dispute in which the white man was confronted by several black male relatives of the disputant, Esau Robertson, and the white man was killed by Jacob Robertson, Jacob was seized and lynched shortly there after but the other blacks escaped. The Sheriff and his deputies and many members of the mob which lynched Jacob then went to John.

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

Robertson’s house. John was the uncle of Esau, the black who had been party to the original argument. The posse demanded to search the house, but “were met with gunfire. The fire was returned and John was killed.”

-see account of offense above