Colored Men Lynched

May 11, 1901

Summary

Three colored men were found dead this morning near the cabin in which Deputy-Sheriff Edwards was killed” earlier that week

Transcription

Selma, ALA., May 2—Three colored men were found dead this morning near the cabin in which Deputy-Sheriff Edwards was killed Sunday night, ten miles south of Selma. Ed Dawson, a nephew of Henry Dawson, in whose house Edwards was killed was found dead in the public road, vehicles having to drive out of the road to pass. The other two were shot in the cabin. They are supposed to have been implicated in the murder of Edwards. The colored people are terrorized and fleeing to the city.
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Lower Left Quadrant

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Contributed By

Nathan Lyell

Citation

“Colored Men Lynched,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed December 16, 2018, http://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/791.