Southern Mobs Lynch Negroes

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Quad-City Times
Place of publication: Davenport, IA
Date of publication: 4/6/1908

Mobile, Ala., April 6. – Walter Clayton, a negro who was serving time at the stockade of the Hand Lumber company for manslaughter, Saturday afternoon attacked Mrs. Joseph White, aged 20, and was lynched by a mob outside the limits of Bay Minette that night. The attack occurred tat the woman’s hom, six miles below Loxley. The negro then returned to the convict camp, where he was arrested. He confessed and the officers hurried him to Bay Minette. As they approached the jail 75 men came from behind a fence and took the negro.


“Southern Mobs Lynch Negroes.” Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA), April 6, 1908.