Double Lynching in Alabama

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Our Southern Home
Place of publication: Livingston, AL
Date of publication: 10/17/1906

DCUBLE LYNCHING IN ALABAMA. Two Negroes Swung tip bv Mob for As-sftu’ts on white Women. A special from Mobile, Ala., says: The crimes committed upon Edna May Fowler, Lillian May Savell, Ruth Sossaman, and attempted on others whoso names aie not given, were avenged, by a party of forty-five men Saturday afternoon in a lonely place just off the Holt road. In, the neighborhood of Prichards station. The leaders ordered the men, who were all armed with revolvers, shot .guns and Winchester rifles, not to fire a shot, and the orders were carried out Robinson, who committed the first crimes that startled the people of Mobile, and worked them up into a fury, bordering on madness, culminating in the attack on the jail, was first strung up. He said nothing, aad slowly strangled to dea’h afrer ..being ..strong up. The other negro, named Thompson, was very sullen from, the time. that he wa taken by, the mob until the rope was placed around his neck. In fact, neither cf the men showed any rigns of fear.


“Double Lynching in Alabama.” Our Southern Home (Livingston, AL), October 17, 1906.