Negro Lynched For Attempted Crime

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Lancaster New Era
Place of publication: Lancaster, PA
Date of publication: 3/25/1907

Negro Lynched For Attempted Crime. Cleveland Harding, the negro who attempted to assault Mrs. Ben F. Rice near Florence, Ala.,Friday and who who was driven off by Mrs. Rice’s shepherd dog, was summarily executed 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, being fired by Rice, following which every man in the crowd emptied his revolver at the prisoner. Over 1,000 shots were fired.


“Negro Lynched for Attempting Crime.” Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, PA), March 25, 2020.