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

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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: 1930                              VICTIM’S SEX: M

MONTH: JULY                       VICTIM’S NAME: unknown

DAY: 6

LOCATION: Narchetta, at the railway station

OFFENSE: see below

CAN THIS INCIDENT BE CONSIDERED A “LYNCHING”

YES           MAYBE X             NO

COMMENTS: It was thought that the Robertsons had escaped to Mississippi. Armed Posses emanating from Emelle had fanned out over the area. In one instance near the state line an innocent black woman, Mrs. James Eyer, was killed [ see p.3]. In another incident the unknown black man (above) “was killed after he had fired at the

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

possemen and wounded [one of them] in the elbows.” [The wounded man] returned the fire, killing the negro.” ” Members of the posse said they had found the negro in the station house and had sought to search him. Instead of compluing with orders to raise his hands he opened fire.”

-lynching occurred just across state line in Mississippi, but by a “posse” from Emelle, Alabama(note exact location above)

see account of “offense” under comments