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The Huntsville Daily Times
The Huntsville Daily Times
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Description: Negro Dragged 2 Miles Then Lynched

Date: December 28 1919

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 2

NEGRO DRAGGED 2 MILES THEN LYNCHED
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By The Associated Press
Franklinton, N. C., Dec. 27 – A negro named Green charged with the murder here today of R. N. Brown was lynched near here tonight by a mob which took him from officers enroute to Raleigh in an automobile where it was intended to hold him for safe keeping. The negro was taken only after a fight between deputies and members of the mob. During the struggle Green broke away but was recaptured. A rope was tied around the negro’s neck and he was dragged about two miles behind and automobile and then was hanged to a tree.

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