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  • Lynched

    * Southern trees bear a strange fruit,* Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,* Black bodies swinging in the Southern breeze,* Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. From About Lynching by Robert L. ZangrandoLynching is the practice whereby a mob--usually several dozen or several hundred persons--takes the law into its own hands in order to injure and kill a person accused of some wro...

  • Lynchings in Kentucky

    Lynchings in Kentucky===From KYGenWeb Lynchings were hangings of course, but where the citizens took the law into their own hands. Again, this list certainly isn't complete, but counties are shown where known. Shown are names, race, crime, date of lynching, county.* AKERSON, Wm. black, rape, 2 Sept 1893, Lincoln* ALEXANDER Alf, black, murder, 25 Dec 1896, Daviess* ALLEN, Richard black, robbery,...