Summary Justice: The Lynching of James Scott and the Trial of George Barkwell in Columbia, Missouri, 1923
by Doug Hunt
In the spring of 1923, in a university town that had seemed progressive and tolerant, a black man named James Scott was accused, falsely it seems, of raping a white teenager. Before he could be tried, a mob several hundred strong removed him from his cell and lynched him from a bridge near the university campus. About two thousand citizens witnessed the murder. Weeks later...more
ebook, 90 pages
Published October 6th 2010 by Doug Hunt
(first published May 23rd 2010)
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