Monday, April 17, 2017

Dis White Folk!

hung by white men, Joseph Richardson, because whites assumed
he'd assaulsted an 11 year old white girl. Ain't that um shit!

"Joseph Richardson was removed from the county jail in Leitchfield by a mob and lynched on the public square at 1:00 a.m. on September 26, 1913. The mob presumed he had assaulted an eleven-year-old white girl named Ree Goff.

The photographer who took this picture peddled the cards door-to-door. A descendent of the original purchaser expressed the remorse the townspeople felt upon recognizing the victim as the town drunk, who had "merely stumbled into the child, and not even torn her dress"'

p180, exhibit 39 • Without Sanctuary / Lynching Photography in America

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