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The Murder of Geneva Hardman and Lexington's Mob Riot of 1920
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Peter Brackney | 4 comments It's a local history (Lexington, Kentucky) book with a true-crime bent. Geneva, 10, was murdered on her way to school 100 years ago (Feb. 4, 1920). Will Lockett, a black man living in the neighborhood, was quickly made the suspect. He was caught by authorities as opposed to the lynch mobs that were hunting for him as well. The mobs came to the police station and the state reformatory 30 miles away looking for him to no avail. Authorities would not release Lockett to the mobs because "justice would be served." It was the first time local authorities in the south stopped a lynch mob... and stop them they did! In the end, martial law was declared in Lexington for two weeks.

Check out the book which releases on Monday. The best way to order it is directly on my website www.thekaintuckeean.com but you can also order it or pick it up at bookstores.

If your bookstore doesn't have a copy, request that they carry it!

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Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 3348 comments Mod
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