Colored Man Lynched

June 16, 1900

Summary

In Georgia, a black man, charged with assaulting two girls, has his body “thrown into the river” by a white mob.

Transcription

Colored Man Lynched
A black man, guilty of assaulting two girls has his body “thrown into the river.”
Columbus, GA., June 9th—Simon Adams (colored) 20 years of age, was lynched just outside of the city limits this morning. He was strung up by a chain, and his body, after being riddled with bullets, was thrown into the river. Adams last night forced an entrance into a room in the residence of E. H. Almond, who lives ten miles from Columbus, and attempted an assault on his two daughters. Their screams aroused Mr. Almond, who found the colored man hiding in a closet. Adams was started for Columbus, but before reaching there was captured by a mob.
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Upper Right Quadrant

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Elizabeth Lopez-Lopez

Citation

“Colored Man Lynched,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed October 19, 2018, http://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1289.