Negro Was Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Nebraska State Journal
Place of publication: Lincoln, NE
Date of publication: 3/25/1907

NEGRO WAS LYNCHED. Alabama People Made Short Work of One Who Confessed. Florence, Ala., March 24. Cleveland Harding; a negro, who attacked Mrs. Ben F. Rice near here Saturday, was today lynched by 300 citizens, including his intended victim’s husband. Tied to a tree,-the negro was riddled with bullets, the first shot being fired by Rice. Following this every man in the crowd emptied his revolver at the prisoner. The negro was captured today and was taken before Mrs. Rice, who fainted at sight of him. Upon recovering she fully identified her assailant, and on being asked what should be done with him she told the negro’s captors to do as they thought best. Beyond confessing his guilt the negro had nothing to say and seemed indifferent to his fate.


“Negro Was Lynched.” The Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, NE), March 25, 1907.