Lynched For Attempting Rape

Publisher: Courier-Journal
Place of publication: Louisville, KY
Date of publication: 19 July 1884

[Special to the Courier-Journal.]BIRMINGHAM, ALA., July 18. – The negro, Andy Burke, who waylaid the thirteen year-old daughter of a prominent citizen of Tuscaloosa, Ala., last Tuesday while she was returning from school, and attempted rape, was found late last night two miles from Tuscaloosa in a cabin, with the doors and windows barricaded and provisions enough to last several days. A posse carried him before the little girl. She identified him. He then confessed the crime and was put in the guard-house. Just before day he was taken out by a mob and swung to a tree in front of the Presbyterian church. While in his death throes the mob riddled him with bullets.


Lynched For Attempting Rape. (1884, July 19). Courier-Journal.