|Publisher:||The Akron Beacon Journal|
|Place of publication:||Akron, OH|
|Date of publication:||3/25/1907|
FLORENCE. Ala.. March 24, Cleveland Hardin, the negro who attempted to assault Mrs. Benjamin F. Rice near hear Friday and who who was driven off by Mrs. Rice’s shepherd dog, was summarily executed Sunday by a mob of 200 or 300 persons. Tied to a tree with his arms up, the negro was riddled with bullets, the first shot, it is said, beind fired by Rice, following which every man in the crowd emptied his revolver at the prisoner. Over 1,000 shots were fired.
“Florence, Ala.” The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, OH), March 25, 1907.