A Colored Man Lynched

March 9, 1895


A black man, who brutally murders a white woman, is captured in Savannah and, while returning to South Carolina, is taken by an angry white mob and lynched.


Augusta, GA., Mar 2. – Charlie Robertson, the colored man who cruelly murdered Miss Lawrence at Allendale, S.C., a week ago, was caught near Savannah yesterday evening by a posse of citizens, and brought to Allendale last night. The sheriff, having heard of the murderer’s capture, met the train at the depot, but the posse jumped off the train before it stopped, hurrying the prisoner into the dense woods. One of the party remained on the train and told the sheriff that “he had gone to hell.” Robertson was presumably lynched by the citizens’ posse.
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Cord Fox


“A Colored Man Lynched,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed December 16, 2018, http://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1375.