Lynched for Attempted Assault

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Inter Ocean
Place of publication: Chicago, IL
Date of publication: 3/25/1907

Lynched For Attempted Assault. Florence, Ala., March 25. Cleveland Harding, the negro who attempted to assault Mrs. Ben F. Rice, near here Friday and who was driven off by Mrs. Rice’s shepard dog, was lynched Sunday by a mob of 200 or 300 persons. After having been tied to a tree with his arms up, the negro was riddled with bullets. The first shot, it is said, was fired by Rice, following which every other man In the crowd emptied his revolver at the prisoner. Over 1,000 shots were fired. It is said the negro confessed.


“Lynched For Attempted Assault.” The Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL), March 25, 1907.