Lynching in Alabama

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Morning Journal-Courier
Place of publication: New Have, CT
Date of publication: 3/25/1907

LYNCHING IN ALABAMA. Husband Fires First Shot Into Negro–Body Riddled. Florence, Ala., Cleveland Harding, the negro who attempted to assault Mrs. Ben 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. 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.


“Lynching in Alabama.” The Morning Journal-Courier (New Have, CT), March 25, 1907.