Newspaper article: First Lynching in Forty Years in Culpeper

Identifier: 2019.1.13
Object titles: First Lynching in Forty Years in Culpeper
Acquisition and Creation Dates:
Acquisition Date 1965 - 2012
Date Cataloged April 22 2019
Object Source Information: RHS Archives,RHS reference
Description: Article on the 1918 lynching of Mr. Allie Thompson, an 18 year old black man accused of assaulting Mrs. Lelia Sisk whose husband was away in France serving in the army. Twelve or fifteen men got into the jail in Culpeper where he was being held by using a ruse of having a prisoner to leave at the jail.

Related places

Culpeper (depicts)

Related collections

Thompson Family (African-American) (is part of)
Sisk Family (is part of)
Black History (is part of)