Monday, May 30, 2022

Today -100: May 30, 1922: Of lynchings

A black man, William Byrd, accused of killing a farmer is lynched in Wayne County, Georgia, shot to death and his body burned by a mob. Byrd was one of several blacks being brought in by truck to work on the farmer’s farm, and he was pissed that the driver refused to let his wife sit inside the truck.

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