New Negroes Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Monroe Journal
Place of publication: Claiborne, AL
Date of publication: 10/11/1906

two negroes: lyncher Rapists Taken From Sheriff and Strung up by a Maddened Mob. Two negroes, Cornelius Robinson and Dick Thompson, charged with the commission of criminal assaults upon Edna May Fowler, Lillian Savell, Ruth Sossman, andqattempted on other white girls in the suburbs of Mobile, were taken from the sheriff by an armed body ofmasked men and banged to a tree a few miles from the city on Saturday afternoon. One of the negroes confessed the crime before be was executed; the other stoutly protested bis innocence to the last. Several weeks intervened between the commission of the crimes by the two negroes, and in each instance the sheriff rushed the negroes to the jail in Birmingham in order to protect his prisoners from tbe vengeance of the mob. A special term of the city court for the speedy trial of the prisoners was arranged for and the sheriff instructed to produce them in court. In obedience to this command he was on bis way to Mobile wiih tbe prisoner, when tbe train was held up by armed men and the negroes taken from him.


“New Negroes Lynched.” The Monroe Journal (Claiborne, AL ), October 11, 1906.