Transcription from Pittsburgh Courier – Jan 8, 1927 regarding lynching.on September 9th, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Transcription from Pittsburgh Courier – Jan 8, 1927 Fla. Leads In Lynchings In Last YearTUSKEGEE INSTITUTE, Ala.,Jan. 6.-The following facts have been compiled concerning lynchings during the year 1926 by Tuskegee Institute in the Department of Records and Research.It was found that there were 29 persons lynched in 1926. This is 13 more than the number 16 for 1925, 13 more than the number 16 for 1924, 4 less than the number 33 for 1923, and 28 less than the number 57 for 1922. The courts had acquitted one of the victims. cars for sale . 20 of the persons lynched were taken from the hands of the law, 8 from jails and 12 from officers of the law outside of jails. 2 of the persons lynched were women.There were 33 instances in which officers of the law prevented lynchings. 4 of these were in Northern states and 29 in Southern states. In 27 of the cases the prisoners were removed or the guards augmented or other precautions taken. In 6 other instances, armed force was used to repel the would-be lynchers. bodyshop . In 4 instances during the year persons charged with being connected with lynching mobs were indicted. hvac installers . Of the 34 persons thus before the courts, 9 were sentenced to the penitentiary: 8 for terms ranging from 4 to 20 years, and 1 for life.Of the 29 persons lynched, there were 22 Negroes, 6 Whites and 1 Indian. 5 or less than 17 per cent of those put to death were charged with rape or attempted rape. The offenses charged were: murder, 8; rape, 2; attempted rape, 3; killing officer of the law, 5; wounding officer of the law, 2; attacking woman, 1; insulting woman, 1; frightening woman, 1; burglary, 1; charge not reported, 5.The states in which lynchings occurred and the number in each state are: Arkansas, 2; Florida, 8; Georgia, 1; Kentucky, 1; Mississippi, 4; New Mexico, 1; South Carolina, 3; Tennessee, 1; Texas, 7; Virginia, 1.