Newspaper article: The Lynching of Allie Thompson

Identifier: 2018.1.602
Object titles: The Lynching of Allie Thompson
Acquisition and Creation Dates:
Acquisition Date 1965 - 2012
Date Cataloged December 13 2018
RHS Keywords: Black History
Object Source Information: RHS Archives,RHS reference
Description: One contemporary and three modern day newspaper articles on the lynching of Charles Allie Thompson and the efforts of his family to visit and care for the family cemetery where he was buried. He was accused of sexually assaulting a young white woman, Leila Sisk, while her husband was serving in the army in France during WWI.

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