Peter Dancey

March 18, 1905


The Planet prints a photograph of Peter Dancey, a black man, before his hanging to demonstrate the injustice faced by black people in the criminal justice system.


Hanged Thursday, March 16, 1905, 6:48 A. M. Photographed Wednesday, March 8th, 1905 by The Planet’s representative.
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Upper Left Quadrant

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Ryan Shah


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“Peter Dancey,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed March 20, 2018,