Lynchings in Florida
Aug. 2, 1910: Alexandria (Va.) Gazette.
The Times, Aug. 4, 1910.
Aug. 5, 1910: Mahoning (Ohio) Dispatch.
Aug. 9, 1910: Bisbee (Ariz.) Daily Review.
Aug. 2-9, 1910: It’s a bit difficult to track down the original story about Bessie Morrison (possibly Bessie Mae Morrison), who was evidently killed in Florida. In trying to find further information, I stumbled across a book titled “100 Years of Lynchings,” which seems to be a compilation of news stories.
According to this transcription from the Holmes County (Fla.) Advertiser, three blacks were lynched but there were no further hangings, despite news stories to the contrary.