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Lynchings in Florida

August 4, 2010 |  1:36 am


Aug. 2, 1910, Alexandria Gazette.

Aug. 2, 1910: Alexandria (Va.) Gazette.

Aug. 4, 1910, Lynching
The Times, Aug. 4, 1910.

Aug. 5, 1910, Mahoning Dispatch
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.