Colored Men Lynched
May 11, 1901
Three colored men were found dead this morning near the cabin in which Deputy-Sheriff Edwards was killed” earlier that week
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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“Colored Men Lynched,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed February 22, 2019, http://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/791.