A Colored Girl Killed
May 22, 1897
During severe thunderstorms, a lightning strike kills a black girl near Eastville Pearl Church.
During a very severe thunder-storm May14, lightning struck and killed instantly, near Eastville, Pearl Church, a 12-year-old girl. It also killed a 3-year-old colt belonging to George White. A barn nearby was badly damaged.
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“A Colored Girl Killed,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed June 22, 2018, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1164.