Abused the South

September 9, 1899

Summary

Two armed “strange white men” visit a white man’s home, uninvited, and denounce southern lynchings.

Transcription

A White Man Lynched.
Two strange white men, one of whom was armed with three pistols, a Winchester rifle and a dirk, visited Morgan Warren’s home near Georgetown, Ga., Monday afternoon, Aug. 28th.
They began to denounce southern lynchings, and abused the virtue of southern white women. They refused to leave when ordered away. Warren went to Georgetown and secured assistance to effect their arrest.
As the posse returned one of the men arose from ambush and presented his rifle, when he was fired on and instantly killed. The other man disappeared. Neither was recognized. The coroner’s jury returned a verdict of justifiable homicide.
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Location on Page

Lower Right Quadrant

Contributed By

Elias Sturim

Citation

“Abused the South,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed October 19, 2018, http://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1711.