Negro Lynched at Bay Minette

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Brewton Standard
Place of publication: Brewton, AL
Date of publication: 4/9/1908

Walter Clayton, a negro convict working out a sentence at Dolive, was lynched by a crowd of seventy-five men just on the outskirts of Bay Minette Saturday night. The negro was a trusty, and criminally assaulted the young wife of Joseph White, choking her into insensibility. He threatened to repeat the crime and then to kill her, but the young woman’s brother-in-law came in at that time and the negro fled, going to the convict camp. Sheriff Booth and a deputy found him there and placing him under arrest started to the jail at Bay Minette with him. Just as they reached the gate of the jail yard, seventy-five men arose from behind a board fence and took possession of the brute. He was strung up in short order.


“Negro Lynched at Bay Minette.” The Brewton Standard (Brewton, AL), April 9, 1908.