Lynching In Alabama

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Washington Post
Place of publication: Washington, D.C.
Date of publication: 1916-01-26

Livingston. Ala., Jan 25.- Richard Burton, aged 18, colored, was lynched some time last night by a mob 13 miles from Boyd Station, this county, and Lige Burton, his cousin, and Steve Knight are in jail here charged with burglary.

A store operated by Miss Kate Peale, near the scene of the lynching, has been robbed five times recently. Last night her brother found three colored men in the act of robbing the store again and he succeeded in capturing Burton who was promptly lynched.