Lynch Law in Alabama

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Alexandria Gazette
Place of publication: Alexandria,VA
Date of publication: 6/6/1895
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Lynch Law in Alabama. Near Strasburg, Ala., Monday night Jim Powell, colored, entered the room of Mary Bussey, aged fifteen, daughter of a prominent farmer, and attempted to assault her. She screamed for help. Her father came, but the negro had escaped. A posse was hastily organized and gave chase, capturing Powell near Calera Tuesday evening. He was taken back to Strasburg and identified. The posse then left with him ostensibly for the county jail at Clanton, but Powell’s body was found yesterday morning hanging to a tree a mile from Strasburg.


“Lynch Law in Alabama.” Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria,VA), June 06, 1895.