Negro Agitator Shot.

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Chicago Eagle
Place of publication: Chicago, IL
Date of publication: Jul 23, 1898 12:00 am
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Negro Agitator Shot. A mob of white men went to the house of John Durrett, colored, at Coaling. Aln., to arrest the negro. He had been trying to arouse the blacks against the whites for the lynehing of Sidney John- son the day before. When Durrett war ordered to come from his house he cursed the posse and tried to escape in his night garments out of a back window. He had not gone fifty sards before he was shot twenty times.