Negro hanged by a posse for attempting an outrage

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Muscatine News-Tribune
Place of publication: Muscatine, IA
Date of publication: 6/7/1895
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SCORE ANOTHER FOR LYNCH. Negro Hanged by a Posse for Attempting an Outrage. Birmingham, Ala., June 7. Near Strasburg, Ala., Jim Powell, colored, entered the room of Mary Bussey, aged 15, daughter of a prominent farmer, and attempted to assault her. She screamed for help. Her father came, and the negro escaped. A posse was quickly organized and gave chase, capturing Powell near Calera. He was taken back to Strasburg and identified. The posse then left with him, ostensibly for the county jail at Clinton, but Powell’s body has been found hanging to a tree a mile from Strasburg.


“Negro hanged by a posse for attempting an outrage.” Muscatine News-Tribune (Muscatine, IA), June 07, 1895.